"KEWE" (pronounced like the fruit) is the nickname that was given to Eric Leleo Keawekane when a childhood friend had difficulty pronouncing his Hawaiian last name. Both of his parents and both sets of grandparents were artistic. Eric's love of fine art has kept him versatile; painting, illustrating, shooting photography and sculpting as well. Eric embraces unique and culturally based inspiration (largely from his Hawaiian background and experiences), which resonates throughout his work, which includes both two and three-dimensional fine art and a diverse range of pieces from one of a kind Neo-Polynesian ceramic sculptures to surf and island scapes. Holding a BFA and Secondary Art Credential, he has enjoyed working the last twenty-five years (and counting) as an art educator, helping people of all ages explore their own creative potential.