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keikot  (Painter)

Biography

English | Japanese

 Keikot was born in Aichi, Japan. As she was child, a lot of book taught her creating stories. Her head was filled with her imaginary world, the hero was not human but animals there. She found that drawing was telling the story in her head. She was really into drawing. But her passion for drawing was reduced gradually by busy daily life like study and work, which eventually made her stop drawing-creating the story.

Although she stopped drawing, her passion for art did not disappear at all. She spent a lot of time seeing many arts. And then, she met Kawaii Japanese art such as, Choju-Jinbutsu-giga, picture scrolls or emakimono, belonging to Kōzan-ji temple in Kyoto, paintings of Hochu Nakamura, a member of group called Rinpa, arts of Jakuchu Ito, who is also famous for realistic paintings. There were cute animals which looked happy and also made people to see them happy. Of course, Keikot was one of them. Besides, such cute animals gave her magic present. In her head, the story of cute animals began. It drove her start drawing again to tell her story. She uses colorful watercolor brush pens to express magical, colorful world where cute animals live happily. She draws her illustration, hoping that they make people happy.

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