Welcome to Shina Choi Art!

I believe that painting has a positive energy and calming influence on the mind and body.

Through my paintings inspired by nature, I want to convey the same energy as meditation of the mind.



My main painting style is abstraction, and my greatest inspiration comes from nature. I try to depict the spatial feeling of a large landscape in an abstract way, and reinterpret natural elements such as light, the sky, mountains, trees, flowers, fields, rivers, oceans and clouds in simple colors and shapes. I do realistic as well. 

I believe that color has a magical effect and artistic elements are a great influence on the human emotion and soul.
In this pursuit, I wants to convey good, positive mood and energy through my paintings.


I live in the Bay Area originally from South Korea. I am also a wife and a mother of two children. 

Since I became a mother, I have been doing my best as a full time mom. Nowadays when I concentrate on painting, I feel like I've found me again. I am very grateful and happy to be able to do what I love.

It was in the fifth grade that I began to pay serious attention to art. I wanted to go to art high school, I prepared for practical exams during middle school, and went to Art high school. I then graduated from the acclaimed Hong-Ik University which is known as the top art and design school in Korea. 

After completing my art education, I taught students at the Art Institute.
When I was in my early twenties, I was interested in trendy fashion so I worked at a fashion company as a Visual Merchandiser, and worked in online clothing stores for many years. 

As I entered and exited my twenties,
I felt compelled to leave my life in South Korea and live in another country where I could experience something new within a different culture. 
So, I went to London to study English and traveled throughout Europe. 
The sights and artistry I experienced during this period opened me up to a new world in a myriad of colors that would change my life forever.   

My eventual journey has brought me to the US. Is my journey over? Or has another journey in life begun?  You can now join me on my new artistic life journey!

Thank You!