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Local Artist Captures Hong Kong in Watercolours

Queenie Chan offers a snapshot of Hong Kong Scenes
Artist Queenie Chan

Urban life in Hong Kong moves at a million miles per hour, but that doesn’t stop 25-year-old artist Queenie Chan from capturing it with her box of ink pens and watercolours.

Her beautiful collection of paintings, entitled My City: Hong Kong, offers a snapshot of various city scenes bursting with colour and overflowing with detail, from temples and cafes, to markets and street corners.

“I am inspired by the people, stories, and places. I like using pen to interpret what my eyes see, observe the details, and find the beauty of the place and people,” Chan told Localiiz. “I think sketching is more memorable than photography because I still remember some of the details of the objects that I have drawn. For me, drawing is like touching the object.”

Armed with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Media, Chan has been drawing for around nine years, developing her talent to such an extent that she can now complete a city scene in under two hours.

“Sketching around the city is my hobby. There are lots of beautiful places in Hong Kong, I like the old districts and authentic places, for example Sai Ying Pun, Shum Shui Po, and Kowloon City.”

Check out more of Queenie’s amazing artwork here.

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