Areas of Work
Practicing and teaching art
I am a practicing artist with a plethora of shows and work. Currently my process involves paper and light. I am also working on watercolour paintings dealing with body issues in women over 40, a series of smaller paintings around the hong kong housing crises and some guardian dragon paintings painted in an embroidery style. I prefer to work with sustainable materials.
As an artist I am influenced by my Hong kong environment, my own ageing process and a need to share and collect stories of my own and others. View exhibition CV here.
Art classes are available for individuals, groups, schools or corporate events.
Children and Adults: I teach small classes in my studio next to Prince Edward Station in Kowloon.
Schools: Currently I offer a variety of art based ECA classes in local and international schools in Hong Kong, including Kellet, Harrow and ESF schools. I have also been a visiting artist in HK and overseas, teaching everything from a 1 day experience class to a full term of art instruction.
Corporate events have included resin, paper art, painting, sewing and bookbinding.
Storyteller, Podcaster, Speaker, VO
Promoting the art of storytelling
As a storyteller, organiser and producer of Hong Kong Stories and the podcast of the same name, I am passionate about promoting the art of storytelling in Hong Kong. I am available to speak to your school or company about storytelling and run workshops teaching storytelling techniques in the education and corporate sectors.
As the director of the Hong Kong Spoken Word Festival, I curate and direct the yearly festival which has its home at the Fringe Club.
If you have been to the races in Hong Kong, there is a good chance you have also heard some of my VO work. I also work with authors to record and produce audiobooks.
Artist, Storyteller, speaker and educator
A passion for arts and learning are key
As an artist and arts educator, I focus on enabling students to find their potential in their artwork, to explore new mediums and to engage and appreciate the time spent creating unique pieces.
As a storyteller and speaker, I give talks and classes in schools, and am the producer and organiser of the local group Hong Kong Stories. I am also the host of the podcast for Hong Kong Stories and the director of the Hong Kong Spoken Word Festival.
For 13 years in Hong Kong I have taught, first as a PNET in a local school, then as a private tutor specialising in working with children who have difficulty learning in a traditional environment. For the past 3 years I have been teaching a variety of art based courses in my studio in Prince Edward.
What I get up to
Director of senselessart Studio 2016 - present
Personal art studio and exploration centre
Product Designer 2016 - 2020
AnEW - Arts 'n' enterprise for Women working with refugees in Hong Kong - volunteer
Director of Hong Kong Spoken Word Festival 2018
Organise and direct festival activities.
Workshop Facilitator and Festival Management Assistant 2018
Hong Kong International Literary Festival
Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2018 - 2021
Workshop facilitator and front of house manager
Hong Kong Stories Producer/Organiser/Trainer 2016 - present
Organiser of Hong Kong Stories and host of weekly podcast. Story wrangler. Storyteller since 2006.
Voice Over Artist - 2014 - present
Private Tutor - 2007 - 2016
Employed through Sophis Learning in HK as a tutor for children with learning challenges.
On Course Announcer/VO for Racedays 2011 - present
Hong Kong Jockey Club
Standardised Client Assessor 2013 - 2017
Hong Kong University Faculty of Law
London Test of English Assessor 2007/8
HR Manager/Head Teacher 2005/2006
Da Vinci Education, Hong Kong
Marketing and Business Development 2004/5
Brabners Chaffe Street - Liverpool, UK
Graduate Management Trainee 2003/4
HSBC Bank Plc – Liverpool, UK
2000 - 2003 - University of Liverpool - BA (Hons) - Classics and Philosophy
2011 - Cert TESOL - English for Asia HK
2022 Paper on Skin - selected artist
2020 Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize - selected artist
2020 Windows of the world Online exhibition - selected artist
2019 Matchbox Diaries, Bizzie Bee Verandah PMQ - selected artist
2018 Hong Kong Dragons, senselessart Gallery - solo show
2017 Art Next Exhibition, PMQ - exhibiting artist
2016 1st International Watercolour Biennale, Thailand, RCB Artery 1FL River City, Bangkok - selected artist
2014 Chai Wan Mei - Open Studios - Vintage Studio
2013 Studio 1B, Tin Hau - Group Exhibition; Face To Face, JCCAC Gallery - Group exhibition
2012 Live and direct, JCCAC Gallery - Group exhibition; Paint Ontario, Grand Bend Art Centre, Lambton Heritage Museum - Selected artist
2011 Zonta HK II Art Exhibition, Rotunda, Exchange Square - Selected Artist