My work is inspired by my personal experiences. I have always enjoyed experimenting with colors and seeing subject matter come to life on the canvas before me fascinates me! Today my intrigue with art is as passionate and adventurous as ever by exploring the world!
- Yong Hui No
Yong Hui No grew up in South Korea and immigrated to the United States with her family at the age of 14 and lives in Taylorsville, Utah. Her passion for art began at a young age. As a child she was surrounded by art, dance and music, inspiring her interest in fine art. Yong’s art originated with her intrigued ancient Asian art and always wanted to be an artist and
was deeply interested in the effects of color that came alive on canvas. She experimented with different mediums over the years, including Sumie, pastel, oil, and acrylic, before choosing her favorite, watercolor.
Yong Graduated from West High School, where she began to blossom as an artist even in her early years, with mentors like Maurine Haltiner, who instilled an incredible love of art and encouraged Yong to pursue her artistic nature. Maurine Haltiner inspired the young student by purchasing the first painting Yong ever sold.
Yong was awarded a scholarship to the University of Utah, where she received her B.F.A. While there, she studied under several talented individuals such as Edward Maryon, Paul Davies, and Tony Smith.
Yong was written as a featured artist with Voyage Utah Magazine in August 2022. Here is the article. https://voyageutah.com/interview/check-out-yong-hui-nos-story/
Yong is a current member of the Utah Watercolor Society and Sandy Guild Watercolor. She enjoys the pleasure of rubbing shoulders from a variety of talented artists to paint. She has continued to advance her painting skills over the years by attending workshops from well-known artists. In addition to displaying at galleries and teaching beginner students, she has enjoyed doing commissioned work upon request. She has learned to fine-tune her craft and focus in on watercolor techniques due to their influence.
RECOGNITION AND AWARDS
Art & Soul of the Magic Valley, Twin Falls, ID - Wabi Sabi Gallery - June 9, 2023 - July 1, 2023
Fine Art & Sale, Holladay City Hall, Salt Lkae City, UT - March 18 - 24, 2023
Thousand Springs Art Festial, Wendell, ID - September 24 - 25, 2022
Art & Soul of the Magic Valley, Honoble Mention, Twin Falls, ID - Wabi Sabi Gallery - June 25, 2022 - July 2, 2022
Cottonwood Presbyterian Church Art Exhibit - March 2 - April 18, 2022, Ajgust 1 - September 1, 2022
Art & Soul of the Magic Valley, Twin Falls, ID - Wabi Sabi Gallery - June 25, 201 - July 10, 2021
Eccles Art Center - Carriage House Gallery - May 7 2021 - May 29, 2021
Taylorsville Art Show, Second Place ribbons - March 2018
CenterPoint Legacy Theatre (Solo Exhibit) - April 14, 2017 - May 13, 2017
Taylorsville Art Show, Second Place ribbons - February 2017
Taylorsville Art Show, Third Place ribbons - March 2016
Cottonwood Presbyterian Church Art Exhibit - February 2016
Bountiful Davis Art Center 41st Annual Holiday Show - November 2015
Utah Watercolor Society Fall Member Exhibit - October 2015
Cottonwood Presbyterian Church Art Exhibit - November 2015
Utah State Fair - September 2015
Eccles Art Community Center – Carriage House Gallery, June 2015
AAUW Utah Women Artists at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center - October 2013
Taylorsville Art Show, First and Second Place ribbons - 2011 and 2013
Sandy Library (Solo Exhibit) – June 2012
West Jordan Library (Solo Exhibit) – March and April 2013
Faralic Farm and Tea Gorato Galley Stroll – July 2010