"There are so many beautiful things in life and in this world.

When I see something beautiful, I long to capture the impression of color, air, and mood. I paint because I believe only a painting can capture the subject as well as its 'genius loci' - the unique atmosphere or spirit about it.

My goal is not so much about creating a meticulously accurate representation but depicting emotional response to the subject. I want the viewers to connect to the subject through positive emotions and flashbacks of pleasant memories. I am always looking for right color and brush strokes to convey the message, while  keeping my style to reflect the subtlety and boldness true to my cultural roots.  I strive to improve my technique in order to do the subject justice."

The art is a lifelong journey, and she feels that on a solid base of good understanding of design and technique, her journey can go further.

Keiko paints both with acrylic and oil. She loves the rich color, texture and beautiful sheen of oil, and enjoys transparency and multi-faceted color of thinly layered acrylic.

Keiko currently resides in metro Boston, Massachusetts.

For more information, please send an email to krichterart@gmail.com

Some of her original small paintings can be purchased from keikorichterart.etsy.com

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