Kazutoshi Sugiura is the artist who is well known for his lovely flowers silk screened on a goldleaf background. The gold leaf is hand applied, a technique perfected by the artist. Sugiura was born in Kyoto in 1938. He studied at the Kyoto Municipal College of Fine Art, and studied and studied Japanese style painting. He continued his post graduate work in painting. In 1968 he studied restoration of classic arts at the Kyoto National Museum for four years. In 1975 he began print making, and was awarded the Kyoto Gallery Association prize at the Kyoto Art Festival. He has exhibited in Melbourne, Australia, London, Tokyo and in several cities in the US. He had a One Man Show at Luber Gallery in 1980, and has shown at the gallery on a continuing basis ever since.