Mariko Ando was born and raised in Osaka and Nara Japan. Over 20 years she has worked as a freelance illustrator. In 1999 moved from Japan to Vancouver, Canada. Her world is one filled with rabbits and wonder. Ando's beautiful and playful etching combine masterful and creative uses of chine colle, etching, and hand coloring to create her unique aesthetic. Each etching is a story in and of itself. Mariko Ando's prints are playful, meaningful and full of rabbits at rest and at mischief.