My paintings have always been inspired by my observations of the natural world.

Everyday I am startled by learning something new about the plants, flowers, and animals that I encounter.

I am inspired by the peace and tranquility of the natural world.  This peace, tranquility and optimism is what I hope to
transmit to those who see my paintings.

Though I take my inspiration from nature, I have no interest in making pictures of things, but wish to distill the essence
and the emotional content of the thing.  

I never paint directly from nature or from a model or photo.  The paintings come from a place deeper than conscious
memory, they are an emotional connection to nature.

I enjoy big canvases, when the painting gestures become a sort of dance and;
while the music plays my painting is a process of discovery. I often don’t know where they are going until they arrive,
often surprising even me.

Since I was a very small child, I have always gotten great
pleasure from the colors, color combinations, line and forms as they grow on my canvas.

When someone else enjoys what I have created, this multiplies my pleasure immensely.  When someone enjoys my
paintings I feel that they are entering my paintings and touching me.

Sometimes when I am working with a deadline fast approaching ; I work at a feverish pace and only contemplate the
results  when I am finished. I know I must have certain number of works to fill the gallery space. When they are done I can  
pause and see what I have done.

This group of paintings tell a story - not in words- but in images; for visual artist (painters)  communicate , not in words,
but in images.  

Freedom is a concept valued by all. In this country we are blessed by our political, religious and artistic freedoms that
are not often found in other places

However, I think my concern is about freeing oneself from the constraints we place upon ourselves.

The idea that we must paint in a certain way because:

1. It is my style- it is the way I've always done.
2. It is what is expected of me by galleries, collectors or friends
3. It's the way i was taught.
4.And  $- It is what sells.

Experimenting with new styles, compositions or color combinations is exciting.

Experimenting with new media, new materials, new paints,and techniques is exhilarating.

Letting accidents happen and following them to some unanticipated conclusion is like a breath of fresh air after
breathing paint fumes all day.
{my husband's wild and crazy digital art}
{My sister's Contemporary art gallery
on Wilshire near Vermont in L.A.}
{the Bruce Thacker And
Kyungsoo Lee art collection}

My Resume
●   My paintings are a celebration of life, fun and beautiful.  
They are a world that doesn’t exist.   A fantasy but, Freedom is real.  And there are no rules.

●   Art should never be limited – the beauty of art is that it gives us the freedom to go places we wouldn’t go to in our normal life.

●    I love to create, and to me, the ultimate freedom of expression is a blank canvas
 to capture whatever emotions the imagination gives it.
"Awakeing"                                                             48x42 inches- actylic on canvas
"A Poem for Mother"                                                                 30x40 acrylic on canvas
" The Ocean is Deep- but my Heart's in the Wind"                 60x72 inches- acrylic on canvas
"Naming the Birds"                                                                                                 1@ 16x16”, 12@8x8”  acrylic on canvas
"Deep in the Forest"                       60x48 inches    acrylic on canvas              

Kyungsoo Lee's Artist Blog

             My most recent gallery show was called "Freedom".
                         The show was at the Lee and Lee Gallery on Wilshire Blvd., in Los Angeles and it ended in late May 2016.

                                                                                               Sept 2016
my store
gemstone jewelry
my store
crafted gift items
August 2016
List of pages
November 2016
"Places left behind"
December 2016
"Ham and Turkey Juk"