In 1977, she moved to Canada. She has her own studio in
Richmond, BC where she gives lessons to those interested in learning
Chinese painting. Itís always her pleasure to share her artistic
knowledge with people who share the same interest in the arts.
She was an active member of Federation of Canadian
Artist and was awarded the "AFCA" status in 1991.
In 1980, with several of her friends, she initiated the
founding of the Richmond Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Club. She also
participated in forming the Chinese Canadian Artists Federation in
Vancouver in 1993, and helped in organizing the group of twelve Chinese
Canadian artists in 1995.
The subject matter of her paintings
are usually birds, flowers, and landscapes - with some in traditional Chinese
style - while
others have a more Western look: illustrating how her surroundings over
the past two decades have influenced her works. Some landscapes range from the
more traditional soft misty forest and hills scenes to the more
western-influenced and individually styled mountains, snow and valley
Some of her paintings of birds and flowers are on silk
in Chinese "Gong-Pi" style, a style characterized by fine
brushwork and close attention to details. With mastery of her brush and
refined use of colors, she has captured birds, flowers and insects at the
height of their beauty. She likes to utilize the translucent quality of
watercolor and its effect on silk to create depth and space in her
paintings. Her works possess a strikingly fresh luminosity. Nature seems
to come alive through layers of delicately applied colors.
Her works have been shown locally and nationally, as
well as in United States, England, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
She published her album of paintings in 1997 that
includes more than one hundred of her works of birds and flowers.