Born and raised in Miami, I studied art at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando and gained my BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) in illustration. Through my studies, I learned a fascination for color and light with artists such as Edgar Degas and other impressionists. Since UCF, my favorite medium has been painting usually in either acrylics or gouache.
After graduation, I began to experiment with my subject matter in my paintings and found Literature to be a huge inspiration. I enjoy reading books or poems etc. and creating my own interpretations of the characters or scenery. In addition as of 2011 I have been visiting conventions and finally last year in 2013 finally began selling at different conventions. I have learned a good deal while selling at conventions and although keeping to literature as my main focus, I have begun doing fan art of all things I love: Disney, Japanese Anime and Comic books etc.
During this time I sell at conventions and do commissions.
To Check out more of my work please check out my Deviantart page: www.kekeillustrations.deviantart.com