© 2015 by bellehan.

    Belle (Han Hyo-Jung)

    Hand-painted wall murals, Chalk Art and Acrylic paint designed and painted by Belle Han, a decorative mural painting artist based on New Zealand. 

    Specializing in large wall murals and decorative painting for commercial, public, and residential clients, 'Aka-crafts' Studios creates beautifully stunning custom plans.

    I am originally from South Korea.

    In most of my paintings I mainly using acrylic painting and collage.

    The common themes in my painting include plants and nature and eye-catching items around the house. I normally improvise on canvas without rough sketch. 

    I express the feeling between reality and things that are not reality, also the composition of my work is simple yet interesting.


    And I have experienced mural painting and chalk art painting at several cafes and restaurants in Auckland and New Plymouth.

    I got inspired by chalk artist Tanamchi's words she said 'We tend to think of letters as boring or just a necessity, but when you see how expressive they can be  it opens up an entirely different world. If you customise a letter it can tell a story.' Dana Tanamchi Williams.





    Skill and Experience

    2019  Touch of Korea at North art Gallery in Auckland

    2015  Mural Painting at "GENGY'S Restaurant" in New Plymouth

    2014  Mural Painting at "LIITIE KING Cafe" in Milford Auckland

    2013  Mural Painting at "BENGUSTO Cafe" in Browns Bay Auckland

    2009 - 2014 "AkaCrafts LTD" in Auckland

    2000 - Freelancer illustrator

    1997 -1998  Hand-painted ceramic designer of "A Very Splashy Business LTD" in Hamilton

    1994 -1997  Freelancer illustrator for Children's book

    1991 -1993  Designer of Morning Glory LTD in Seoul


    Awards and Exhibitions

    2015 Group Exhibition "buzzing"  in Hamilton Garden

    2015 Annual Pottery Member's Exhibition in New Plymouth

    2001 ILF Illustration Festival in Nagono JAPAN

    1995 Group Exhibition at Waikato University

    1992 Group Exhibition "STORY" in Seoul


    2000 Final 13 for TELECOM ARTS Awards in New Zealand

    1994 The Special Prize for KOREA Illustration Competition

    1993 The Third Place for SEOUL INTERNATIONAL Illustration Competition

    1991 A Encouragement Prize for SEOUL Illustration Competition

    1991 Grand Prize for KOREA Illustration Competition

    1989 The Third Place for Total Design Competition