Born in Kyoto, Japan and living in San Diego, California. Keiko embarked on a professional art career as a watercolor painter in 2005 after working in international relations and marketing. She has earned many awards on national and international level. Her work appears in private and corporate collections in many countries and was featured in numerous art publications. A sought-after workshop instructor worldwide, having successfully completed close to 200 workshops and live demonstrations since 2011. Currently a member of National Watercolor Society (signature), American Watercolor Society, North American Watercolor Artists and American Impressionist Society.