Keiko Tanabe

Capturing Light and Atmosphere in Watercolor

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Keiko Tanabe 9 months ago
Thanks, Jan, for your kind words :)



 
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Keiko Tanabe 11 months ago
Thank you, everyone!



 
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Keiko Tanabe 23 months ago
Thank you, Sylvia :)
 
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Keiko Tanabe 23 months ago
Thank you, Informed Collector, for featuring me today. What an honor!
 
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Keiko Tanabe 41 months ago
Thank you, Kathy!



 
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Keiko Tanabe 50 months ago
Thanks, CheyAnne!



 
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Keiko Tanabe 50 months ago
Thanks so much, Susan. Looking forward to painting with you in October.



 



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Representation


Art Shop Galeri
Izmir, Turkey - 0.232.422.28.30

BCM Art Gallery
Barcelona 9, Spain - 93 207 01 92

Zantman Art Galleries
Carmel-By-the-Sea, California - 831-624-8314; 800-432-7972


Recent Blog Posts

Tell Your Story
Posted on 4/11/2019 1:08:56 PM

Simplifying a Painting
Posted on 2/25/2019 10:08:46 PM

Holiday Gift-Giving
Posted on 12/8/2018 7:06:52 PM

Plein Air in the Emerald Isle
Posted on 9/2/2018 6:44:41 AM

Repetitio Est Mater Studiorum
Posted on 8/19/2018 4:50:18 PM

Pencil, the Greatest Invention
Posted on 7/22/2018 12:56:06 AM

Like A Child
Posted on 4/7/2018 12:54:02 AM

Happiness is the Way
Posted on 12/23/2017 12:36:23 AM

Journey Home 2017
Posted on 12/13/2017 11:32:46 PM

Travel Down Under
Posted on 9/13/2017 9:19:41 PM


Biography
Keiko was born in Kyoto, Japan.  As a child growing up in an art-loving family, she always enjoyed drawing and painting and won many awards in children's art contests.  However, art was not her chosen field of study later on.  She earned a B.A. in intercultural communication (International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan) and an M.A. in international education (UCLA, California).  She then worked in international relations positions in a Japanese government trade organization in Tokyo, at a large law firm in San Francisco and at a private consulting firm in San Diego.  For decades, she has traveled extensively, mainly in European countries, Asia and North America.Through all these years, Keiko knew there was in her heart the growing desire to someday become an artist.  That, fueled by her love of travel and strong interest in other cultures, eventually found its way out in 2003.  After learning basic drawing and watercolor painting skills at a local community school in San Diego, she took on her first project as an artist together with her father, a renowned scholar of French literature in Japan.  Through the Azure Sea and Sky of Provence: A Tribute to Her Joie de Vivre (Kosei Publishing, Osaka, Japan) was published in August, 2003, authored by her father and illustrated by Keiko.  From then on, she intensely taught herself to be fluent in watercolor painting, just as one would do to master a foreign language.Mostly self-taught, Keiko embarked on a professional art career in 2005 and started exhibiting publicly.  In the same year she took a workshop from Alvaro Castagnet and discovered the joy of plein-air painting.  Since that year her paintings have been juried into many exhibitions across Americas and in Asia and Europe.  Her work has been purchased by private and corporate collectors from all around the world.  [...]

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