One of the first things I would say when introducing myself to others is that, I am an artist and I feel so fortunate being one. I am a staunch believer that art can transform the way we live our lives. Art has been a great companion to me ever since that day I was given my first drawing pad. I cannot really remember how long ago that was. It was a long long time ago. Needless to say, I went on to pursue art at the very first chance. I received my first formal art education at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Singapore), where I was trained in the mediums of traditional Chinese painting, calligraphy and seal-carving. I have not turned back since.
A few years ago, after moving to Worcestershire, I began to focus more intently on the theme of nature. Having lived in a city for almost all of my life, I was struck by the immensity of nature and its ineffable beauty I encountered since. In my most recent series -‘Wild Grace’, 'Indifferent-Interdependency', and 'The Importance of Bee-ing', I aim to express the relationships in nature, and particularly, our co-existence with nature. Using water-based mediums, such as watercolour, gouache and acrylic inks, I explore the changing boundaries and dynamics between living organisms. Painting with water allows me to define, undefining and refine boundaries, literally and metaphorically. With that, I hope to capture snippets of nature's manifestations in the best ways I can.
Birmingham City University, UK
Master degree in Art Education
Bachelor of Arts
Diploma in Art Education
National Institute of Education, Singapore
Diploma in Fine Arts
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore