We had the good fortune of connecting with Jaewoo Choi and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jaewoo, do you have any habits that you feel contribute to your effectiveness?
There are two habits which contributed to my effectiveness in a beneficial way. The first habit is that I try to not minimize myself on putting effort on completing task(s). The second habit is that I have a routine of exercising regularly which enhanced me to start a day with freshness, positive mind, and less stress.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I would say my business comes from my passion in sports illustration and portrait painting. I eagerly enjoy painting human figures including favorite sports players, movie stars, and my family members. I frequently intend to capture the movement in space and as well as the grace of the human figure in action. My ultimate goal under my profession is to do freelancing, continue to do projects with illustration, gallery work, and teaching young students who want to become artists someday. Additionally, acrylic and oil are my media and I very much enjoy working in both small and large scale. Between many reasons why I feel proud of my artworks, first reason is that no one can imitate the subject matter of my art because the subject matter of my art is my family and friends around me. These materials can be exclusively meaningful and special to me. Also, I have various characteristics as a painter who loves sports. I definitely invested a lot of my life in sports. Therefore, when completing task(s) with art related to sports, I can confidently say that I am capable of expressing and helping people to visualize lively sports scenes as much as I do with my ability.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would recommend Laguna Beach for any friend(s) who is visiting town as there are several art galleries which are great to visit, places to shop around, and restaurants with delicious food as well as special photo spots. In particular, on the promenade in front of the Montage Laguna Beach hotel, people can enjoy the unique beautiful sea and mountain landscapes at different times throughout the day.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
If I need to pick the most people who helped me during my school years, that would be my stepfather and mother. I am grateful for their time, patience and financial support. Though in fact, I am most grateful to God who I believe sent my stepfather to my family. My stepfather is really valuable to me and it is impossible to forget all the great things he has been doing to my family until now which I feel appreciative for.
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