Shoko is primarily a self-taught artist, whose painting of still life, flowers and landscapes have received many awards.

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Shoko began painting in oils and watercolors as a teenager. Upon marrying, she moved to England and then to Vancouver, where she has lived for nearly forty years. About fifteen years ago she returned to her life long love of painting. She is an avid gardener which is often reflected in her floral subjects that retain their natural freshness forever.

Her artwork has been accepted by the F.C.. juried shows twenty times in the last few years, including the first and second "Painting on the edge" shows. She received Associate Signature Status from the Federation of Canadian Artists, 2007.

Shoko's art is currently in the book "100 Ways to Paint Flowers and Gardens", Volume 1, published by International Artists Magazine.

Her artwork has appeared in over twenty exhibitions including three solo shows in Vancouver, and can be found in collections throughout Canada, U.S.A, Japan and Europe.