Our Artist in Residence, Megan Roy, dreams up creative projects inspired by our hotels. This time, it’s Hotel Kabuki, located in the Japantown neighborhood of San Francisco.
And the project? A painting inspired by Northern California’s Annual Cherry Blossom Festival!
Megan says, “Hotel Kabuki takes it’s influence from the best parts of Japanese culture: tranquility, serenity, and natural beauty. It’s located in San Francisco’s Japantown, which participates in Northern California’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival. There are few flowers I find more beautiful or fascinating than cherry blossoms. They’re vibrant, but delicate. They bloom in enormous groups , but are individually unique. This month, I’m using these blooms as a metaphor for Hotel Kabuki and painting a cherry blossom branch. Because they’re beautiful, special, and just a little mysterious, like Hotel Kabuki.”
About the artist: Megan Roy is an illustrator, designer, and s’mores enthusiast from New Hampshire currently living in Los Angeles. While Megan’s favorite medium is pen on paper, she has spent time working in film and television, photography, and on large-scale installations. She has been decorating the world since 1986. You can see more of her work on Instagram and on her site.