As a child Guseul Park stumbled upon some fashion illustrations her mother had made before getting married. Marveling at a side she hadn’t known, Park decided to emulate her mother’s creative side by practicing art every day after school. As a young woman she enrolled in Seoul National University of Science and Technology, where she studied ceramics. Now working as a painter, the Los Angeles-based artist enjoys working in watercolor, acrylic and graphite. “I like the back-to-basics simplicity of pencil, the layering ability of acrylic and the unpredictable nature of watercolors,” she explained.