Kazumi Cranney was born in Japan, but moved to Berkeley, California some 30 years ago. Since that time, she has been working in watercolor and other media.
Her paintings have been displayed at various locales in the Bay Area, including the Japan Cultural Community Center and Gallery Voyage in San Francisco, the San Ramon Community Center. Last year two of her haiga were selected by the Berkeley Art Center for their National Juried Exhibition.
Her poems have been published in "Peace Poetry, Heiwa", University of Hawaii Press, "A Collection of Japanese Poems", Sanda International Poetry Committee, Japan, and "Poems from Mainichi Haiku Contest", Mainichi Newspapers Co., Ltd., Japan. Recently, one of her haiku was selected by the Japanese Overseas Newspaper and Broadcasting Association for its first poetry competition. It was published in a collection, Poetry From Overseas Japanese.