Noriko Hasegawa was born in Japan and received a Ph.D. in pharmacy from Tokyo University. She worked as a researcher at a pharmaceutical laboratory in Tokyo, Japan for more than 15 years before moving to upstate New York in 1971. Noriko began watercolor painting in 1981 and received guidance from local artists at SUNY Plattsburgh. She initially began painting scenes from her garden, but shifted her focus to the effect of light on subjects and their forms. In 1987, Noriko and her husband Jun moved to California, where they created a magnificent Japanese garden with varying shapes and sizes of rocks to suggest streams and ponds of water. She relocated to the east coast in 2013 to be closer to family. Noriko is survived by two daughters and five grandchildren. Services are private.
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