Soon Y. Warren is a full time artist and teacher. She was born in South Korea and immigrated to the United States in 1987. Soon has an associate degree in commercial art from Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia, and is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society (NWS), American Watercolor Society (AWS), Southern Watercolor Society (SW), Texas Watercolor Society (TWS), and Society of Watercolor Artists (SWA).
MEDIUM AND TECHNIQUE
Soon paints in both oil and watercolor. She is also a talented teacher in her mediums. Her favorite subjects are those found in nature: people, an animal, trees, a tangerine, pear, Oriental poppy, iris or something of intrigue at the moment. Flowers from her gardens often become models for paintings.
She says that, "I'm inspired by the beauty and complexity of nature and our surroundings. I try to paint the essence of subjects and my sincere feeling for nature"
Soon has won numerous awards and honors including NWS Purchase Awared with Silver Star (top award); SWA Best of Show and Peoples Choice Awards; and NSW Juried Merchandise Award and Exhibition and national traveling show. In 2014, her recognition went international with Best of Show International SWA. Several of her works were part of a trilateral exhibition at the South Korean Embassy with works from artists selected by Watercolor USA. Featured artists were from Japan, South Korea and the USA.
She has been featured in International Artist Magazine; Southwest Artist Magazine including being named “Top 21 Artists in US over 31” in November, 2009; Watercolor Artist Magazine including cover Jan -Feb, 2009; North Light Books including cover ever year since 2000; Watercolor Magic magazine; and Artist’s Magazine every year since 2005. Soon and her paintings have published in a top art book, Splash, every year since Splash 8 through current Splash 19. She was the cover for it in 2014. They named her one of US’s top 15 watercolorists in the last 20 years.