The Power of Diversity

Jeanie 自小夢想成為畫家,在學時卻選修了工商管理,畢業後隨即投身銀行 業。2009 年,一個短期藝術課程再次燃起 Jeanie 的畫家夢,於是毅然辭去銀 行工作,全心全意投入繪畫創作,成為全職藝術家。2010 年,她創作故事人物 Oowa,並推出首部作品《心願》; 及後相繼推出多部繪本及舉辦個人展覽,並 與多個知名品牌達成合作企劃。2015 年,Jeanie 首次於香港參與國際藝術展, 更受邀於 2016 年到意大利舉行其在歐洲的首個個人畫展。 今天,Jeanie 以畫家與母親的身份繼續創作。兒女的出生讓她再一次參與和見 證生命的成長,並希望透過繪畫呈現生命的美麗。 生命的流動 並非所有畫家都願意描繪親密的家庭生活,Jeanie 卻樂此不疲,以熱誠及筆觸 分享親子關係的一點一滴。豐富的用色和簡單的線條,帶領觀賞者走進她的內 心深處,尋找畫中的意義。Jeanie 筆下的角色造型趣怪,卻又有幾分夏卡爾 (Marc Chagall)的影子。不過,今次參展的作品之中,最特別的莫過於出自 她七歲女兒 Sonia 手筆的畫作。母女二人的創作雙雙展出,展開一場藝術的對 話,以不同的角度呈現出童真與彼此塑造的關係,相映成趣;Sonia 的作品童 心盡顯,Jeanie 的作品則多了一份身為人母的體會。 Jeanie worked in the banking industry for a couple of years after earning a business degree from HKUST. Her childhood dream of becoming an artist went unrealized until she decided to become a full-time painter in 2009 after taking a short painting course. Since the creation of her signature character “Oowa” alongside the publication of her first picture book “A Time for the Heart” in 2010, Jeanie’s talents have been further showcased in her publications and solo exhibitions. She also collaborated with well-known brands on several creative initiatives. After participating in an international art exhibition in Hong Kong in 2015, she held her first European solo exhibition in Italy in 2016. Today, Jeanie still paints with gratitude for the opportunity to witness and experience the growth of life again as a mother, which has allowed her to paint with a new perspective. Flow of Life Many artists shy away from intimate depictions of family life, but Jeanie embraces them with verve, style and passion. She employs a wide range of colors, walking down the path of simple expression, which connects the audience in a meaningful and deep way. Jeanie’s whimsical paintings, evocative of Marc Chagall, are accompanied by similarly fascinating depictions created by Sonia, Jeanie’s 7-year-old daughter. Together these artworks present how the mother and daughter shape each other and the joy of childhood, both from the child’s perspective and also from the mother, who learns more about the meaning of parenthood. This exhibition serves as a special conversation between the two in the form of art.