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A native of Japan and a resident of the Hawaiian Islands, YOKO GAYDOS received early training in ink & brush painting, as well as watercolors, from her artist father. After further study at the University of Hawaii, Yoko specialized in pen & ink drawing and oil painting. It is only natural that Yoko would be drawn to the art of scrimming, a medium which allows her to give full expression to her mastery of detail. Known for her use of stippled color application, she is one of a select group to use this technique in her work. Ranked by "Whalebone" magazine as one of the 27 most prized scrimshanders in the country, Yoko now divides her time between scrimshaw and marine painting.