Izumi Kogahara is a Japanese painter and graphic designer, born in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. She was born in 1979. In the painting world, Izumi Kogahara is what one might call a natural-born master of color use. Her unique use of warm, cool and neutral colors in all directions produces a singular brilliance and depth from each hue. Kogahara is inspired by the energy of human beings that is generated not only by the instinct of life but also by the feeling generated by communicating with others. Even if there are some negative elements, such as the anguish or despair that have arisen from her works, she would not let them end that.