Born on 15th May 1966 in Masan city of South Korea, Soon Yi Oh lost both her arms in a tragic accident at the age of two. By the age of five she learned to perform everyday tasks with her feet. In her fourth year of secondary school her teachers encouraged her to paint by holding a brush between her toes.
Foot painting soon became her hobby and still is today. In 1985, Soon Yi Oh held her first exhibition in Taiwan. She is a graduate in drawing. In 1987 Association granted her a scholarship. She became a full time member of VDMFK in 1992. In April 2017, Soon Yi Oh became a Member of the Association’s Board. Soon Yi Oh mainly paints landscapes in oils. She has shown her works at several exhibitions.