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 James 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. We have three cats: a big black one called BC, and two young kittens that turn the house upside down. They are called Mauka and Makai.

More about my bio in the member spotlight on the Skillshare blog here! I also have  Skillshare classes about how to embellish your handlettering with Flourishes and on how to get your lettering journey started. 

Find my handmade watercolors here:  alohawatercolors.com

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.


Aloha! I'd love to hear from you.

Drop me an email: keiko@thealohastudios.com, or use the contact form: