Soohyang said, ‘In Australia, amazed with the deep colours of the ocean, the mountains and the landscape, and crystal clear sceneries, the Australian nature and its deep colours gave way to endless artistic themes different from the Korean landscape that I was accustomed to from my childhood. I was quickly again busy with my painting life…..’
I came from Hong Kong and I have similar feelings. The deep blue water of the Sydney Harbour and the red soil in the Australian outback enrich my palette. If I leave the water and the sky blank as in traditional Chinese painting, it does not do justice to the actual charm and the beauty of the sunburnt country. Soohyang’s paintings inspire me tremendously. This is the reason why I wrote these pages about the art of Soohyang to share with art lovers especially oriental artists.
Blue Mountains, New South Wales
Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is a massive sandstone structure in the heart of Northern Territory. Uluru is sacred to indigenous Australians.
Lee, Seong-June (2017), Soohyang’s Artwork, Hexagon
(수향 이순영 화백 서울시의회 초청 회고전 수향 이순영展 / SOOHYANG LEESOONYOUNG /樹香 李順英 / painting)