Born in Osaka, Japan, Etsuko Montgomery moved to live in London in the 1990’s. In her late 30’s she attended the City & Guilds Art School in London in ’97 and gained a 1st Class Fine Art Degree and in 2002 she gained an MA from Camberwell College of Art in London.

She has worked successfully as a painter since then, showing in the UK and Japan with Fine Art Consultancy and has sold well in the USA at Art Hamptons and the Verge Fair in NYC. Her work is also now in collections throughout the States and in Singapore.

Etsuko has been shortlisted for numerous art prizes and her wins include The Hunting Art Prize at the Royal College of Art, London, the Daler Rowney Prize and Celeste Art Prize and has been included in the Discerning Eye at the Mall Gallery show, London.