Keiko Romerstein was born and educated in Tokyo and moved to New York City in 1973. She has always engaged in creative work - Japanese fine art, crafts, textiles and antiques.
When her husband retired in 1994, they moved to Sarasota and Keiko is now enjoying what she calls the 'second chapter' of her life as a full-time artist.
Keiko's paintings portray a multicultural background as well as her feelings and energy. Her favorite subjects are flowers, trees and landscapes.
She is a member of National Sumi-e Society of America and exhibits Sumi-e paintings Nationally and Internationally. The latest award she received for her calligraphy was "The Best in Show" for the 49th Annual Juried Exhibition at Burnsville Performing Arts Center, Burnsville, MN in Sept, 2012. Keiko's scroll painting has been displayed in the Japanese Tea House at the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL.