Born in Korea, as Chul Yong grew up, he discovered his love of people and nature and his passion for sharing this love through drawing and painting. He arrived in the United States in the Fall of 2002 and within 5 months he had seven pieces of artwork juried into 4 different fine art shows. Over the years, he has been juried into many prestigious art shows including the Annual Thunderbird Fine Art shows, the Mountain Oyster Annual Show & Sale and The Phippen Museum Western Art Shows in Prescott, Arizona, where he received the 2011, 2012, & 2013 “Award of Excellence” for the best body of work. Chul Yong is also an invited member of the prestigious Western Artists of America, a juried member of the Arizona Artists Guild and the Arizona Art Alliance, and he has been an associate member of the Oil Painters of America and the International Guild of Realism and a member of the Portrait Society of America. He is currently represented by Mountain Spirit Gallery in Prescott , Arizona .