Jeanel K. Walker; aka Iolii or Takaatsu has a unique way of looking at traditional art. Though she strives to be more main stream, she can not help but be pulled into the classical Japanese, Chinese Sumi-e ink, and watercolor. She says; 'It calls to her, awakening a spirit within.'
Her nationality is, 'a daughter of all nations'. She says with a smile; She never really fits in anywhere, but is always willing to make others feel welcome, comfortable, and happy.
She is from the south, living in Mississippi at present. She has traveled all over the United States with her mother. She has seen beauty every where she goes and longs to share it with others. Her first advice she ever got was from a Mexican painter, Rodolfo Pena. She first tried her hand at chalk and pastels at the age of 17. Ever since then, wherever she, goes she tries to learn from all, and seeks advise on how to apply her passion. She moved on to oil on a dare and found it pleasing, though the fumes make it hard for her to breath. .She now focuses on sumi-e ink and watercolor for the joy it brings her and shares her knowledge with others, helping young artist to never give up on a dream.
She loves to paint, craft, take pictures of her girls, and anything she finds beautiful...As she says 'I love to try to capture movement and/or something that is thought provoking.' She has no formal training, but that does not stop her from expressing herself through paint or poetry.
She has Illustrated a book called; 'Twin Sisters', by Michael Francis Haley