Belle (Han Hyo-Jung)

Hand-painted wall Murals, Chalk Art and Acrylic paint designed and painted by Belle Han, a decorative 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