God's Work in My Life
Yukiko McDonald was born in Fukuoka, Japan arriving in America at age 21. As a youth in Japan and during her first years in the States, Yukiko studied English under the tutelage of missionaries. As a result she developed an avid curiosity for biblical teachings even though it took a number of years before she decided to declare Jesus as her personal savior.
Once captured by her conversion, it was not long before she met her American husband.
“God sent me a wonderful Christian husband . . . and my husband became part of my family. Suddenly a silent family became more lively. I was overjoyed.”
Yukiko "Happy" McDonald of Pass Christian exhibits her paintings at a number of galleries. "Happy," a native of Japan, moved to the U.S. shortly after she was married. After retiring from the banking industry a few years ago, she began taking art classes, first with Douglas Walton in Ruston, LA. She has taken many classes and workshops with many artists around the Coast, as well. Though she has experimented with many different media and technique, her work is characterized by bright, dynamic color and a fluid brushstroke.