Growing up in a small town in Malaysia in a relatively traditional and conservative Asian family, it was always expected I would have a 'proper' job. The eldest of three siblings, I felt this pressure immensely and, at 18 years old, left for the UK to further my studies in Maths and Statistics (MORSE). After 15 years in Europe and a career in Finance and Risk in the banking sector, I returned to the East, in Singapore, but soon after lost my job and was pregnant with my first child.
During this time of change, I kept experiencing a dream with red poppies, set in a background of a fiery red and yellow sunset. On a friend’s suggestion, I brought this vision to life through art. Having not painted since my schooldays, I nervously accepted the challenge and went to an Art Cafe. I never thought that at that moment, my whole life would change.
The first brushstrokes evoked some memories deep within me -memories of my love of colours and painting during my schooldays. I did not realise how this simple action changed my life trajectory forever.
Today, I am a self-taught Artist who loves using bold, vibrant colours and textures to communicate my inspirations and messages. I believe that because I am liberated from the constraints of traditional techniques and preconceptions, I can approach my work with an open mind and a fresh perspective.
Over time, I have learnt so much and evolved. My simple brushstrokes have now created diverse collections including Children’s Art, Botanicals, Watercolours and also Sensual Art. Each collection showcases the facets of my personality and varied artistic techniques.
After twelve years in Singapore, I am now back in Zurich, Switzerland - ready to embark on the next chapter of my life and to push my boundaries as a Life Expressionist and artist. I believe in love and desire to transcend love to the world through my colours and artistic expression!
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