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Keiko Romerstein was born and educated in Tokyo and moved to New York City in 1973. She has always engaged in creative work be Japanese fine art, crafts, textiles, or antiques.

When her husband retired in 1994, they moved to Sarasota. Keiko is now enjoying what she calls the ‘second chapter’ of her life as a full-time artist. Her 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 the National Sumi-e Society of America and exhibits Sumi-e paintings nationally and internationally. The most recent award she received for her calligraphy was “Best in Show” at the 49th Annual Juried Exhibition at Burnsville Performing Arts Center, Burnsville, Minnesota, September 2012. Keiko’s scroll painting has been displayed in the Japanese Tea House at the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida.