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Keiko Tanabe Fine Art · 1M ago

Happiness is the Way

2017 was another memorable year for me, from meeting and working with hundreds of artists and art lovers to visiting some great places in the world.  I spent most of the year teaching worksh...
Keiko Tanabe Fine Art · 1M ago

Journey Home 2017

I couldn't believe my eyes when I picked up newspaper on the first morning at my mother's, whom I visited after a year, in Kyoto, Japan last month.  My father, a scholar of French literature...
Keiko Tanabe Fine Art · 4M ago

Travel Down Under

My first trip to Oz (Australia) last month was heaps of fun and an awesome learning opportunity with a few doses of culture shock.  I started my adventure in Sydney, met up with my artist fr...
Keiko Tanabe Fine Art · 4M ago

An Open Letter to JoAnn

Dear JoAnn,   Thank you for taking the time to email me again.  I said "again" although I never received anything from you before but something tells me that you wrote me a year ago as Mr. M...
Julia Pace
Julia  I hope 'JoAnn' has received all the press she will ever get. Interesting story. So sorry you have to deal with this nuttiness. Your art is awesome.
Keiko Tanabe Fine Art · 8M ago

Jurying an Art Show

(Photo courtesy of the Northwest Watercolor Society, in their 77th International Open Exhibition that I recently had the honor of judging)   "We don't meet people by accident.  They are mean...
Keiko Tanabe Fine Art · 9M ago

San Diego + Plein Air Painting = A Perfect Match for Me

Knowing I'm an avid plein-air painter who travels around the world often, many people ask me where my favorite place to paint is.  I could name spots in the Mediterranean region, Japan, Cali...
Keiko Tanabe Fine Art · 9M ago

Plein Air or Studio3F

"Everything that is painted directly and on the spot has always a strength, a power, a vivacity of touch which one cannot recover in the studio... three strokes of a brush in front of nature...
Keiko Tanabe Fine Art · 11M ago

Play to Fuel Creativity

"Serious play is not an oxymoron; it is the essence of innovation." - Michael Schrage   My cell phone gets recharged every day but me?  I have been neglecting myself a little too long, so wh...
Keiko Tanabe Fine Art · 12M ago

Too Sensitive? Yes, That's A Good Thing21

Dear artists, have you ever been told that you are too sensitive?  How about "Lighten up," "Don't take it too seriously," or "Oh, you're overreacting"?  When this happens in a daily conversa...
Keiko Tanabe Fine Art · 1Y ago

Listen to Your Muse

Happy New Year! When the champagne glasses were empty and the confetti settled, I wanted whatever I'd do right after the year-end countdown to be representative of what I determine to work o...