I devote my time to paint what inspires me. Being in nature, painting under the sun and in the fresh air provides me the inspiration needed to create works that depict nature as I see it. Everything is so colorful, I am motivated and energized by the subjects I paint. My motto in painting is “be humble to learn and be diligent to work.”
I was born and raised in Hong Kong, where my artistic skills were cultivated by my father, a Chinese watercolor artist specializing in florals and birds. I later studied fine art at the famous Hong Kong art school, Ning Hoi Fine Art Institute, and had the opportunity to study under Kei King Chung, a well-known artist from Beijing.
After immigrating to the United States in 1988, I was able to perfect my watercolor painting skills on weekends. During the next few years, I studied under watercolorists, Robert E. Wood and Milfred Zornes. In 1995, my watercolor paintings were showcased for the first time and sold in a Pasadena art gallery. In 1996, I decided to try my hand at oil painting. Since then, I have studied with Shugiao Zhou, Sunny Apinchapong, Mark Kerckhoff, and many other local artists. I’m usually found painting at nearby beaches, mountains and deserts.
I am affiliated with the Southern California Plein Air Painters Association, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, San Gabriel Fine Arts Association, Orange County Fine Arts Association, and the California Art Club, and I also teach painting in my spare time.