Always searching for new insights and visual experiences, Takata's interests range from realistic still-life and landscape to the exploration of purely abstract imagery with a simplified surface. Although she creates most of her work in the privacy of her own studio after making extensive sketches on location, she enjoys working with other artists in a warehouse studio, taking advantage of the creative spirit and support found within a group atmosphere. Additionally, she appreciates having the opportunity to explore different artistic styles at once.
Takata was born just after her parents moved to California in 1957. Raised in the United States, she speaks Japanese with her mother who, also a creative woman, studies the ancient art of Japanese flower arranging. Although she frequently visits the rest of her family in Japan, Takata considers the San Francisco Bay Area her home.
With exhibits both in the United States and Japan, Takata's work is held in the collections of AT&T, Bank of America, Dean Witter, Foremost McKesson, Hollister, Inc., Illinois Bell, IBM, Kaiser Permanente, Pacific Bell and Nordstroms Department Stores.