Posts Tagged ‘Kerry Inho Kim’

Jeju Island, South Korea


This will be a brief post. Our lovely five-star resort on Jeju Island has no way to recharge my laptop. Kerry and I are at the National Palace in Seoul (above).

This has been a great experience and I haven’t laughed so much in ages. I’ve met artists from all over the world and have a large collection of business cards and catalogues.

The whole trip has been a whirlwind of tours, meals and outdoor sketching. We’re welcomed everywhere with banners and photo-ops. Yesterday, we toured the Jeju Folk Museum. I’m not much help to this hard-working woman.

We’ve been to some beautiful sites for our plein air sketching sessions. The sessions are only for two to three hours and Jeju’s famous winds have been a bit of a nuisance. Still, I’ve got some good material for larger studio work back home. That’s it for now. Off sketching for the morning and another full day. My next post will probably be from home base in Toronto and I’ll tell you about the final weekend of the trip at that time.


G20 World Art Festival – Seoul, South Korea


I’ve been in Korea for about twenty seven hours and have already attended the Opening Reception of the G20 World Art Festival. That’s my friend, Kerry Kim, with me and my painting. It’s a mixed media work on paper and the decision to frame it unglazed and without a mat was not mine. No complaints, though! I’ve never experienced such hospitality and there’s much more to come.

The Opening Reception was jammed with guests (they’re all behind me) and many dignitaries and sponsors gave speeches. We also enjoyed a traditional dance performance. The exhibition features the work of about sixteen ‘foreign’ artists and at least two dozen Korean artists.

I met my fellow foreign artists yesterday and it’s a diverse and interesting group from many countries. In most cases, we were able to find a common language. Today, we have a tour of Seoul before being whisked off to the airport for a short flight to Jeju Island. I hope to post more soon about our Sketching Program and other events on Jeju.


Korea Bound!


I’m very pleased to announce my participation in the G20 Summit
World Art Festival in Seoul, South Korea. The Festival runs from November 8 – 14, 2010. The Opening Reception takes place on November 8 at the Exhibition Hall of the Korea Press Centre.

Even better, I’ve been invited to visit Korea to attend the Opening Reception and to participate, with Korean and international artists, in a field sketching project on Jeju Island. I’ll try to keep you up-to-date with posts from the trip.

I’ll be traveling and exhibiting with my good friend, Kerry Inho Kim. Kerry and I go back to art school days. He’s a talented artist and a very popular instructor as well as the director of the Mississauga Valley School of Art.

I’ll be exhibiting LOW TIDE. This work on paper was created with watercolour, acrylic ink and acrylic paint and is 20 x 28”.

Exhibition in Korea – Catalogue


The catalogue from the exhibition in South Korea arrived recently. The exhibition took place earlier this year. Although described as a drawing show, there seem to be as many paintings as drawings. I’ve been fortunate over the years and have participated in about a dozen shows in Asia, mostly in South Korea. I’m always amazed at the generosity of the organizers. I send unframed work and biographical material. Aside from being included in the show, I receive a beautiful catalogue with my own page. Forgive the bad scan of my page.

Kerry Inho Kim and Doug Stratford, art school buddies from way back, were also in the show.