Yun Kim, who prefers to be called Kim, says I began taking painting lessons in the third grade. In highschool and university in South Korea, I studied everything from drawing to sculpture.
I came from South Korea to New Jersey in 1988, met my future husband Bobby Hensley, owned several business, and then moved to Arkansas in 2008. I joined the Mountain View Art Guild in 2009, after 40 years of not making any art. I haven’t stopped since.
- Best of Show at the Spring River Arts Show
- Prizes in the Area Art Club competition in Mountain Home
- Honors at the Arkansas Heritage Art Show
- The Ozark Folk Center Art Cabin
- Arkansas Craft Gallery
I often paint at home while listening to music. It helps soothe my soul. I take photos outdoors to serve as inspiration for painting, but I paint indoors out of the sun and wind. Oil, water color, acrylic, or pastel – I like them all. As for subjects, I paint whatever I think is beautiful.
My studio is a 432 square foot converted garage. It was recently remodeled to give me the atmosphere I needed to create my art. It is handicapped accessible and there is plenty of parking space.