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 “magical realism,” 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. I also host visiting artists who teach their art in the studio to learners who travel from all over to participate. 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. A few miscellaneous tidbits about me – I love Instagram, I was recently interviewed by The Getty for their online magazine which you can read here if you want to, and I edit and produce books for book publishers.