Mostly self-taught, Keiko Tanabe embarked on a professional art career in 2005. Since then, her paintings have been in many national and international exhibitions, both juried and invitational, and gained world-wide recognition. She also had her paintings published and featured in leading art magazines and a number of publications in the U.S., Europe and Asia. A sought-after workshop instructor since 2011, she has conducted close to 300 workshops around the world. Her approach to teaching is to help students identify and solve their problems to further advance their technical skills and refine their style. She has 4 DVDs of her plein air methods published.