1970 - Studied oil painting.
1975 - Hong Kong Polytechnic: Graphic Design Course.
First Institute of Arts & Design: Graphic Design Course.
1976 - Vancouver School of Art: Graphic Design Course.
1977 - Ceramics Workshop, Paris.
1978-81 - Emily Carr College of Art & Design, Vancouver Major Course: Graphic Design.
Subsidiary Course: Painting, Photography &
1981 - Hong Kong Jewellery Magazine & Ridgeville
Graphic Designer & Art Director.
1982-83 - East Sydney Technical College: Sculpture,
Photography & Painting Courses.
1984 - City Art Institute: Sculpture Course.
1983-90 Recreational Arts Team: Designer & Art Director.
1994 - Nevada Studio: Exhibition “Hercules & Friends”.
1990-95: Sydney: Freelance Graphic Designer.
1996 - Children’s Book Illustration's:
“Jim, the Fool & the King of Cats”.
2000 - Tap Gallery: Exhibition “GOD’s Creation”.
2001 - Tap Gallery: Exhibition “Group Show”.
2002-13 - Paintings: “Beauties & the Beasts”.
Firstly, painting is an enjoyment, a meditation and a reflection of life.
I use water based colour because it is clean, not messy, quick to dry and I achieve more accidental effects. It can be transparent or opaque and layers can be built up.
I use smooth surface paper in order to be faithful to reality, as nature intended. I choose realism and avoid fancy styles which can be out dated easily.
I like to work in small format with intricate details. It is more intimate, the spectators do not have to stand back to view. I want the paintings to draw them in, closer. The scale is also intended to save paper (thus the forests) and colour paints (thus the resources).