My name is Sheila Keegan and I’m a freelance illustrator. Originally from the U.S., currently I’m living in Beijing, China.
I grew up in Florida with three siblings, several cats, and quirky parents who obsessed over recreating the Philippine jungle (my mother’s homeland) in our backyard. Like many children, I loved getting a fresh box of crayons every year before school started. I would lose myself in the colors, drawing away, until broken nubs remained. Not much has changed, except now I use watercolors, gouache, colored pencils, and digital, but still occasionally reach for the crayons.
After high school, I went north and studied at the Columbus College of Art and Design and earned a BFA in product design. After a few years of freelancing in design (and a bit of traveling), I transitioned to illustration, returning to my love of drawing, painting, and visual storytelling.
I enjoy making artwork that embraces handmade imperfections and tells a delightful story. I love good coffee, cute animals, spending time outside in nature, reading, and daydreaming.
My artwork has appeared in magazines, galleries, and on jewelry. Selected clients include Uppercase Magazine, Beadwork Magazine, Green Girl Studios, 798 Children’s Art Gallery, and Allegory Gallery.
I hope you enjoy my illustrations. If you are interested in working with me or would like to say hello, feel free to get in touch, and I invite you to follow along on social media.
Have a wonderful day!
sheilatkeegan (at) gmail.com