Lenore Chinn is a second-generation Asian American artist whose realistic acrylics on canvas have been exhibited in juried regional and national exhibitions over the last twenty years. Her visibility as an artist and a community activist in the San Francisco Bay Area has generated much interest in her works, which frequently make visual references to lesbian and gay culture. As a full-time studio artist supplementing her income with a non-art related job, she has been able to paint, on her own terms, images which document her life and those within her social milieu.