Artist Statement

“I am a multidisciplinary watermedia artist who works in watercolor and watercolor batik. I love the watercolor medium for the layering, colors, and transparency which appeal to my sense of spontaneity. My watercolors are vibrant, bright, and rich with wonderful depth and tonal ranges. Living near a public park, I enjoy hiking and painting nature scenes, compelled to depict them. Time and season bring ever-changing nature scenes, forming fond memories. Whether I paint from photos or memories, I capture ever-changing scenes of nature with my unique watercolor batik techniques.”

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Background & Bio

I am a watermedia artist, working in watercolor, watercolor batik, ink, and acrylic. Growing up in South Korea, I painted on and off since I was seven. I came to the United States in 1996 for graduate studies and received her PhD at Texas A&M University, College Station, in 2004. I worked as a research scientist and lecturer at Virginia Commonwealth University for a short term. Some time later, I began to take community art classes. In 2010, I started painting watercolor in earnest. With abounding color and vibrant beauty, my art has found a home in many private and public collections. I am not content with one style but want to evolve continually. I love to enrich my creativity and artistic vision through continued experimentation. My painting “Street Art Fair” won “Best of Show” in the 2012 BVAL Judged show, “Klein Pulse Comp” won “First Place” in the 2013 BVAL Judged show. Also, “Happy Hour” won the “Herweck’s Award” in the 2012 Texas Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition. “Klein Pulse Comp” was exhibited in the WAS-H 36th International Exhibition, 2013, “Serenity Koi” in the WAS-H 37th International Exhibition, 2014, and “Autumn Epilogue” in the WAS-H 38th International Exhibition, 2015. I have earned signature memberships in the top watercolor organizations in Texas. I am one of a selected group of 30 Texas artists for the Art of Texas Park project and received official acknowledgment as “Centennial Painters” by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

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