Born in Kyoto, Japan, Keiko Tanabe always enjoyed drawing and painting and won many awards in children's art contests. Mostly self-taught, Keiko embarked on a professional art career in 2005 and started exhibiting publicly. Her work has been purchased by private and corporate collectors from all around the world. She also had her paintings published in leading art magazines in the U.S., Europe and Japan. Keiko currently lives in San Diego, California.