Kana Watanabe was born in 1980 in Iwate Prefecture, Japan. She studied management and law at collage, but has always been passionate about painting. Since 2007, she has been actively participated in painting competitions and received different awards. In 2009, Watanabe was awarded the Matsumura Kenzo Prize of Showakaiten, a painting competition established in 1966 by Galerie Nichido, Tokyo to select new young artists. After that, she went to Madrid for further study, stayed there for about three years and learnt Spanish realism technique from the contemporary figurative painting master Antonio Lopez.
With warm tones and precise brushstroke, Watanabe devoted to represent “one reality” that a painter “captures with five senses” and reach a pictorial balance between the real and the imagination of the artist. Solo and group exhibitions include: "Kana Watanabe Solo Exhibition”, Galerie Nichido, Tokyo (2011); Group exhibition " GIRLS?!", Galerie Nichido, Tokyo (2013); “Kana Watanabe - Perfect Blue”, Galerie Nichido, Tokyo (2018).