Hi, I am Emily Shin, a self-taught acrylic painting artist, originally from Hong Kong, now residing in Richmond, BC. Spending over 10 years in the beautiful Kootenays, I was surrounded by nature, wildlife and the most artistic human beings from this small hippie town. I was inspired by the art, culture and authentic lifestyle.


I love creating realistic and elegant portraits and landscape. But sometimes my funky self would come out and I’d find myself creating the funkiest  paintings. It’s hard to identify my painting style as it changes with my mental/emotional state.

I had always been interested in art. But I never had the confidence to pursue it.  I always thought people have to be very talented to become an artist. And to be honest my paintings were just meh. I’ve been doubting myself since day one until a person told me the following:

” Talent is mostly a myth. Like. 0.3% have talent. The only reason other people are better is from hard work usually. The word talent needs to be replaced with the word  passion. Some of us have more passion and that is what separates us in most cases.”

Passion! That’s it! What have I been thinking? Being able to paint shouldn’t be a super power. Its a skill that we can work on.

Since then I’ve been working very hard and  trying to understand what art truly means. And here I am finally feeling proud of my paintings and all ready to  show the world what I got.  I hope you can see my passion and my love for art through my paintings.

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