I was born in London, but have lived for most of my life in Sheffield. My work stems from my varied viewing points and Malaysian Chinese and British English heritage. Family and home is important to me, but I like to look from the intimate to the wider context and beyond the everyday. My painting career began in childhood when I enjoyed making paints from garden matter, and enjoyed an arts scholarship to an arts and crafts school.
In adulthood my life practice has encompassed training as a social worker and teacher as well as co-ordinating arts and environmental education and events in the multicultural community. From my work with people I am passionate about art being accessible on some level to people of all understandings. I’m particularly concerned with the interconnections between everything that has a life force and that art can create a doorway to another world.
Following a degree in Textile Design I went on to graduate with an MA in Art as Environment from Manchester Metropolitan University practicing live art alongside my painting practice. My arts research activity deepened when I did an arts practice based PhD when I studied my own paintings and live art along with other contemporary British Chinese artists.
My paintings fall into spiritually inspired dream paintings and skyscapes where the sky is the dominant feature and the urban landscape is much smaller but nevertheless significant. Some of my skyscapes show how human interaction plays direct significance.