I hope that my paintings make people feel more loved, appreciated, connected and alive.
I am inspired by folk art, embroidery, textiles, goddess mythology and archeology. I want to honor the everyday kindness and caregiving that sentient beings do for each other so that life persists, one generation to the next. I use symbols, imagery and colors that are in our cultural consciousness and express abundance, fertility, cycles, transformation and diversity.
Recently I found this photo of me with Squeeky, the last of my many childhood guinea pigs. My parents were immigrants Korea when I was born in NYC until we moved to the suburbs of Long Island. I studied comparative literature as an undergraduate at Brown and corporate strategy MIT. I have been a journalist, consultant, filmmaker and martial artist and have lived in Barcelona, Paris, Boston and New York. I began painting later in life while at home with children. Other interests include Tai Chi, West Coast Swing, ballroom dancing, and gardening. I am a member of the AAWAA, and I was inducted into the National Association of Women Artists in 2018. I am located in Kent, CT.