Unlike most teenagers, Claire chose painting as a career when she was only fifteen. She fondly remembers her first painting: people on a beach in her native Korea. Three years of focused studies in school as well as private art lessons helped to develop her talent. Years of painting developed her unusual, impressionistic style.
Claire moved to the Big Island in 1991, and was overwhelmed by the beauty of the people, sea, foliage, and landscapes she found here. She says, “Art is my language. It gives me the ability to describe life in Hawai’i.”
Claire and her husband live in Kailua-Kona.