Colorful Green Mountains

The following items are available for purchase on Simply click on the item your are interested in. You can even add your own text, change the color of the item, and much more!


I love mountains. Specifically, green mountains filled with all sorts of trees and other green foliage. I grew up in the state of Michigan in America. Forests are a common feature of the state (that, and the 10,000 lakes that dot both the upper and lower peninsula.) But mountains… not so much. Actually, none at all.

And then I moved to Japan in 1995. A place where, at the time of writing this, I still live.

Japan IS the land of green mountains. Everywhere. What’s so shocking about this county’s landscape is that you can see a beautiful green range of mountains completely surrounded by perfectly flat rice paddies. No gentle hills or smaller mountains leading up to the range. Nope. Just a range of mountains that appears to have been dropped from the heavens above to land smack-dab in the middle of farm country.

Inspiration for the Green Mountains Illustration

Near my house in my area of Japan is a set of mountains called “Mikamiyama”. The name translates to “the mountain of three gods”, which is appropriate since it has three peaks. People can climb to the top-most peak and pray at the shrine there. I’ve made the climb three times so far. Mikamiyama became the inspiration for this illustration. I hope you enjoy it!

Also, be sure to check out the other nature themed designs I have.