Japanese watercolourist, Abe Toshiyuki was born in 1959 in Sakata city, Yamagata Prefecture. After working as a newspaper designer and art teacher, he started his watercolourist career in 2008. He has shown his works at numerous exhibitions around the world, including the International Watercolor Master Exhibition in France, UK, Russia, Mexico and Thailand, as well as appearing in the French watercolor magazine “The Art of Watercolour”. In Japan, his works have been displayed in several galleries and art museums. He has written more than 10 books on the watercolour technique.