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