Member Profile - Patsy Surh O'Connell


Artist Statement


Born in China by Korean parents, and lived and traveled in Asia Pacific region. I could be walking along the street, reading a book, listening to music, or while during driving, I see or think of an object to stimulate my mind into a painting. I like to express a story behind each painting, so I often paint from my cultural background, my assimilation of new cultures, human life, ideas, imagination, and vision that I have accumulated over the years expressing metaphor using icon, symbolism, and patterns of nature.


Title: All are One, Medium: ink on rice paper, Size: 32 x 32

Title: My Journey, Medium: watercolor on Arches, Size: 28 x 35