Naia, who lives in coastal Southern California, is a member of the Haiku Society of America, the Tanka Society of America, Haiku Canada, and several regional groups. She began writing haiku and senryu in 1999 and added other forms as the years went by, including haibun, tanka, cinquain and sijo, (as well as free verse, sonnets, poems with various rhyming schemes). Her poetry and haiga have been published in a wide variety of print and online journals, magazines, and anthologies.
She enjoys experimenting with haiga in non-traditional ways. In 2002, she began painting in watercolor, using a style that is sometimes abstract impressionist, sometimes more impressionist. Recently she has been creating ink sketches with watercolor accents; she also loves photography, especially macro photography.
Here, we're pleased to welcome her to Haigaonline with an experimental portfolio that includes not only a range of artistic styles but also a variety of poetic forms: haiku, tanka, sijo, free verse and rhyme. We thought you'd like to read the artist's notes she sent us, so we've included them on each slide.