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. With a keen interest in art education, I became an art teacher, and for over twenty years, I was teaching art at various secondary schools and at a pre-university in Singapore. I have also conducted several workshops at senior care centres, art galleries, performance spaces and universities. These experiences have contributed tremendously in the way I perceive and make art. I enjoy working with different mediums, and incorporating various disciplines and elements in my work. I believe that new dynamics can bring unexpected outcomes if we keep an open mind.
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, and with my humble painting tools.