| Born 1937, Steveston British Columbia
Tsuneko Kokubo was born in Steveston BC in 1937, and raised in Japan. Returning to Canada in her late teens, she studied Fine Arts for four years at Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University), focussing on drawing and painting.
She has worked extensively in theatre as a performer (physical theatre and dance) and costume designer, and continues to do so. In 1990 she returned to being a full-time painter, working mainly in oils and acrylics. She draws inspiration from her forest garden, her mountain home, and her life memories. She has had numerous exhibitions, and has paintings in private collections in Canada, Europe, Japan, Mexico and the USA.