I am an artist with wild heart and mind filled with fantasy and dreams. My favorite thing in the world is appreciating the beauty of nature and expressing my heart and soul through art and music.
Before my painting career, I have been a concert violinist all my youth. I’ve traveled to beautiful cities around the world to perform in concerts and share my passion. While I was earning multiple degrees from prestigious schools in Europe and the United States, I have met many inspiring artists and scholars in various fields. In addition, the most awakening experience was teaching underprivileged students and performing for people who were suffering from terminal diseases. I believe in the healing power of music and art because I have seen the positive changes it can make in people. Even though music has been my heart and soul, I’ve made a decision to leave my career as a violinist and become an artist. But the truth is, I’ve never left one to be the other. I always loved both ever since I was little and I have always been painting throughout my life. I’ve always played music dreaming the most beautiful paintings, and I’ve been always painting beautiful songs without words. How I grew up, what I have learned and experienced, what I have achieved as a musician… I believe all these make me who I am as an artist and reflect in my art.
Many people ask me, why do you paint fish?
I used to do fashion illustrations and whimsical illustrations. But there are limits in illustration and designs. So I wanted to free my spirit by painting my favorite as a lover of wildlife and fly fishing. Majority of angling artists paint fish because they are master fishermen/women and they know fish so well. I am the opposite. Despite of my big heart filled with love for the wildlife and water sports as a New Englander, I don’t know much about it. And that makes me dream of it all the time. It is full of mystery to me. There is so much life under the water that we will never fully understand. Fish are such exquisite creatures living in their own amazing underwater world. That’s why I love to paint the actions and emotions of fish as an admirer rather than just illustrating what they look like.
I also love to paint interaction between people and fish. Two living creatures from two different world meet for a brief moment... How fascinating is that. It is breathtaking if you think about it. I wonder what fish think when they see us. How do they feel when they are released back in the water? That is why I love painting fisherman portraits. Nothing is more exciting for me than painting complex emotions that were exchanged at the split second. The things you cannot just express in words.
Hopely you will get to enjoy my view through my artwork.
Thank you for all your love and support for my art. It means the world to me..