ArtbyKeiko

Where wildlife meets canvas.

San Jose, California · 6 Sales

ArtbyKeiko

Where wildlife meets canvas.

San Jose, California 6 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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There's a bigger picture than I can paint! Let's share equality and our planet.

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There's a bigger picture than I can paint! Let's share equality and our planet.

Chantel Keiko

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Chantel Keiko

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There's a bigger picture.

To me, there is nothing like creating. When I have a paintbrush in my hand, I feel the possibilities are endless. A mystical creature, another world, a face to face stare down with wildlife--wondrous views we could never have in everyday life. And with one fell swoop of the hand, our visions can become reality.

Life. Let’s talk about it. It’s all around us, yet we demolish it. I’m talking about nature. The environment. Other animals, reptiles, sea creatures, even plant life--if we’re not careful, they won’t be with us for much longer. Chances are, we won’t be here either. In the Silicon Valley, we’re so often distant from, quite simply, nature itself, that we don’t see the consequences on our environment from our everyday choices and culture.

I want to provide a closer look (literally) at wildlife, and enhance our feeling of connectedness.
Looking into the face of wildlife strikes an instinctual cord inside me. I feel a mix of emotions starting at shock, to uncertainty. Then to fear, to admiration. But the feeling always ends in awe.

I love the power in the eyes of these creatures. Are they watching over us, or are we watching over them? In these portraits, there’s a sense of calm, a mutual understanding. These portraits of potential predators are watching humanity.

I hope humanity doesn’t get too out of touch with nature. I hope future generations still have mountains covered in redwood forest to backpack through. I hope the air is just as fresh. And that the ocean is even cleaner!

Here’s to hope for a better future for our planet and all the lives on it.

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  • Chantel Keiko

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    To me, there is nothing like creating. When I have a paintbrush in my hand, I feel the possibilities are endless. And with one fell swoop of the hand, our visions can become reality.

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Last updated on June 19, 2015

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