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Regarding my paintings, a person once told me that she liked my "whimsical angst." I really like that description and am happy to classify my painting style as such. I also like to describe my style as "representational abstract," where I celebrate the essence and not just the likeness of my subjects from both my real life and imagined life.

I also run Studio Crescendoh in the Artist Village located in Santa Ana, California, where I teach painting and fiber arts and also show my works there. Here are the policies and procedures for the studio. I also host visiting artists who teach their art in the studio to learners who travel from all over to participate.

I am also a part-time member of the lecturing faculty for the School of Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine where I teach a course titled Art & Activism to undergraduates.

I was born in Seoul, Korea and moved to the United States in 1974. I grew up in Bakersfield, California and currently live in Santa Ana, California. I am an alumna of UC Irvine and UCLA.

Miscellaneous tidbits:

  • I love Instagram.
  • I was interviewed by The Getty for their online magazine here.
  • I was interviewed by Daily Paintworks here.
  • I wrote an article for The Huffington Post here.
  • I edit and produce books for book publishers.
  • I paint with people by appointment here.
  • I sell prints of selected works here.
  • I write here.
  • I mentor through readings here.