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Local Artist Captures Hong Kong in Watercolours

By Sophie Pettit 5 February 2015
[caption id="attachment_23628" align="alignleft" width="262"]Queenie Chan offers a snapshot of Hong Kong Scenes Artist Queenie Chan[/caption] 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. [masterslider id=30]

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Sophie Pettit


Sophie is always on the lookout for a great story and her next big adventure and loves nothing more than discovering the city’s hidden gems—and most delicious cocktails. When she’s not exploring new places, she’s off travelling and ticking countries off her bucket list.