My name is Sheila Keegan. I’m an illustrator from the United States, currently based in Beijing.
I grew up in Florida with three siblings, many cats, and quirky parents who are obsessed with recreating the Philippine jungle in our backyard. One of my most vivid memories as a kid was witnessing the magic of painting for the first time. It was even more amazing when I tried it myself, and I’ve been painting and drawing ever since.
I attended college at the Columbus College of Art and Design and studied product design, the meeting point of beauty and function. After several years of freelancing in the craft jewelry industry, I started painting more and more, which lead to a budding career in illustration.
My present body of work includes illustrations for publishing projects, stationery, textile designs, and personal paintings. Gouache, pen and ink, and water soluble crayons are my favorite art making materials. I also work digitally with an iPad Pro and Photoshop.
I enjoy making artwork that embraces handmade imperfections and creativity. I’m inspired by my love for the outdoors, cute animals, childhood memories, and travels. My playful style aims to make your day more delightful.
I would love to work with you! If you are interested collaborating with me for your latest project or have licensing enquiries about my existing work, feel free to get in touch, and I invite you to follow along on social media.
Thanks for visiting,
sheilatkeegan (at) gmail.com
I would like to paint the way a bird sings.
Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly.
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.