In the first year of her life, Machiko Morita suffered a high fever. In the course of the illness, she developed cerebral palsy, which led to a permanent stage one disability. Her interest in painting was picked up at a secondary school for disabled people. She completed secondary school hoping to be able to lead an independent life with the assistance of painting, having already received a number of awards for her works during her years at school. Machiko Morita learned watercolour painting, wood-block printing and drawing. After further education, she attended an associated art club. Today, she is mainly involved in oil painting, interested in all subjects - including landscapes, still lifes and portraits.