Call me a late bloomer. It wasn't until my 40's that I discovered art-making.
When my youngest child started preschool, I enrolled in a drawing class at a nearby art school. I thoroughly enjoyed it and signed up for a painting class next and on it went. What started as a search for simple respite from home life and raising kids unexpectedly morphed into a passion for the visual arts.
I took every art course at the local community college and once I stumbled upon sculpture I enrolled in the course four consecutive times. I was hooked.
Cautiously, I started to submit work for exhibits. And when British sculptor, Philip King, juried and selected two of my pieces for exhibitions in San Antonio, I was elated.
Sometimes, it's a challenge to produce work whether I'm uninspired or something more serious like losing my studio space. It's alright, though, I'll eventually find my way back and start creating again — all because another artist had boosted me. I am thrilled to have met him.
.....so, during those times when I do lose direction I'll still fumble around my studio, gravitate easily to design and craft, and very slowly make something — mostly for my eyes only. Keepers end up on my walls in my home.
I was born in Seoul, So. Korea and at the age of seven, my family moved to the states and settled in southern California. After college, I ventured further north to San Francisco and happily spent my 20's in the City by the Bay.
Since 2005 I've lived in Austin, Texas, with my husband, our two daughters and a Border Collie.
2009-2012 Studio art studies, Austin Community College, Texas
1997 MBA, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California
1990 BA, Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara