About The Aloha Studios

Hi, my name is Keiko and I love to create things! I'm half Japanese, half German and spent most of my life in Southern Germany and Switzerland before moving to a little coffee farm and treehouse on the magical Big island of Hawai'i. For 12 years I worked as a professional photographer for weddings and events but in 2018 decided to make a big leap and put all my time into making watercolor paints. My husband runs our 2 acre coffee farm and fuels my art passion with delicious coffee. Although, honestly, I'm a tea drinker. But pssst ... don't tell him. Our cat BC does nothing except being cute and fluffy. Which is totally fine with me.

More about my bio in the member spotlight on the Skillshare blog here! I also have a Skillshare class about how to embellish your handlettering with Flourishes.

Aloha watercolors now have a new home on Etsy!

If you like to watch tutorials and process videos about watercolors, watercolor making and handlettering, connect with me on Instagram (@thealohastudios) (@alohawatercolors) or on Youtube. I'm hosting the #alohaletteringchallenge every month on my IG account @thealohastudios. It's a good way to practice your lettering skills and to learn a little bit about Hawai'i, too 🙂

Stay tuned for my freebies and drop by the beginning of every month for a new wallpaper, video tutorials and a freebie surprise, such as fonts, lettering worksheets and printables. It's also a good way to stay tuned for watercolor updates. You can subscribe to my every-2-weeks newsletter to never miss a freebie or watercolor update again! Just scroll down the page to the subscribe box.