Portfolio 2022

 

JULY 2022



THE HOURS ARE LONG, BUT THE DAYS ARE SHORT

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 9″ x 12″
$ 450

This is a piece that I’ve been particularly proud of and holds a special place in my heart . It speaks directly to my personal experience through motherhood, but I feel that this transcends beyond me and is relatable to so many

I first heard about this quote from my cousin, Dawn Cho.

It is such a simple phrase, but it holds so much meaning, feelings , memories and time.

The hours are long when I’m with my children, but looking back, the days are short.

For this painting, I wanted different patterns for the fabric draping from the two characters- they represent the different passages through time.

In particular, I wanted the child to be able to be either gender if possible. I wanted this piece to be relatable and touch the heart.

Full time lapse can be found on my YouTube channel.


JULY 2022



BEATING HEART

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 9″ x 12″
$ 350

A heart is a beautiful and fragile thing.

It has the power to love and be loved.

Keep your heart open, but remember to guard it safely at the same time.

Full time lapse can be found on my YouTube channel.


JULY 2022



A PIECE OF ME

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 9″ x 12″
$ 350

Prints available upon request.

A Piece of Me is inspired by a journey through motherhood.

It would never be the same again after a child is born.

They are a part of you and you are a part of them. An eternal bond is born.
You will always be a part of me.

Full time lapse can be found on my YouTube channel.


JULY 2022


THIS GIRL IS ON FIRE

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 9″ x 12″
$ 350

Allow your dreams to light you on fire.

Let your passion light up the room and fuel your soul.

Full time lapse can be found on my YouTube channel.


JUNE 2022



THE BALLON ANIMAL SERIES – 1

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 7″ x 7″
$ 250

This was the first of a series of three balloon animal themed artwork.

For each balloon animal, I have one child sitting on its back. These pieces are inspired by the whimsy, joy and playfulness that my children gain from these magnificent short- lived creatures.

Full time lapse can be found on my YouTube channel.


JUNE 2022



THE BALLON ANIMAL SERIES -2

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 7″ x 7″
$ 250

This was the second of a series of three balloon animal themed artwork.

For each balloon animal, I have one child sitting on its back. These pieces are inspired by the whimsy, joy and playfulness that my children gain from these magnificent short- lived creatures.

Full time lapse can be found on my YouTube channel.


JUNE 2022



THE BALLON ANIMAL SERIES –3

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 7″ x 7″
$ 250

This was the last of a series of three balloon animal themed artwork.

For each balloon animal, I have one child sitting on its back. These pieces are inspired by the whimsy, joy and playfulness that my children gain from these magnificent short- lived creatures.

Full time lapse can be found on my YouTube channel.


JUNE 2022



UNRAVEL

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 9″ x 12″
$ 350

Let yourself unravel.

There is beauty in unravelling.

By unraveling, we let go of the sadness, the hurt, the anger and the disappointment.

By unravelling, we reveal our inner selves and who we truly are.

Full time lapse can be found on my YouTube channel.


JUNE 2022



THE SECRET HIDEAWAY

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 9″ x 12″
$ 350

We all need space to be with ourselves . Where is your secret hideaway?

Full time lapse can be found on my YouTube channel.


JUNE 2022



ALL MIXED UP

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 9″ x 12″
$ 350

Life is not perfect.

Sometimes, it can feel all mixed-up, but there is still brilliance within the colours.

There is still definition between the lines.

There is still beauty within the chaos.

Full time lapse can be found on my YouTube channel.


JUNE 2022



Tears & Joy

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 9″ x 12″
$ 350

It doesn’t always have to be tears of joy.

There are moments that call for tears and joy at the same time.

Like saying goodbye to something precious- the momentary sadness and happiness that lingers at the same time- catch that moment and hold it tight.

Full time lapse can be found on my YouTube channel.


JUNE 2022



THE CAROUSEL

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 9″ x 12″
$ 350

From my earliest childhood memory, I can recall a beautiful carousel with magnificent creatures strolling through space- it was pure magic- the pinnacle representation of childhood joy.

As I get older, the carousel still brings back memories of childhood. It represents childhood innocence for me. It is magical how we associates feelings and moments with inanimate objects. These objects don’t necessarily change, but we certainly do over time.

Trying to hold tight to memories and feelings before they slip away.

Full time lapse can be found on my YouTube channel.


JUNE 2022



PANDA TEA TIME

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 7″ x 7″
$ 220

This is a whimsical piece reminding you to- stay light hearted and have a cup of tea.

Full time lapse can be found on my YouTube channel.


JUNE 2022



At the Bridge

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 9″ x 12″
$ 350

This piece of fan art is inspired by Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away.

The bridge has always been a symbol of transition and change for me. Change can sometimes be difficult, but I hope this piece will inspire a positive outlook to new change. This piece aims to inspire a feeling of hope in these times of daring new challenges.

Full time lapse can be found on my YouTube channel.


JUNE 2022



THE PANDA PIANIST

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 9″ x 12″
$ 350

If a panda plays a piano in the forest, is there anyone there to hear it?

Love the whimsical idea behind this piece! It is of a panda playing the piano in the early morning, with rays of lights piercing through the glowing trees at twilight.

Can you hear the music echoing through the trees?

Full time lapse can be found on my YouTube channel.


MAY 2022



IN GOOD COMPANY

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 7″ x 7″
$ 220

Prints available upon request.

This fan art piece is inspired by the many wonderful Studio Ghibli movies over the years.

Here, you will see Toronto driving a cart full of leafy greens, along with a cast of heroines from over the years. This is such a nostalgic piece for me. I love how the ladies all interact with each other despite their differences (and also similarities) .

Full time lapse can be found on my YouTube channel.


MAY 2022



THE JUICE BAR

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 7″ x 7″
$ 250
Prints available upon request.


This is a part of a shop series inspired by Studio Ghibli’s movies.

This particular Juice Bar is inspired by Ponyo. I love how playful these two characters are and thought they would be wonderful representatives to help sell juice at the juice bar for the day.

Full time lapse can be found on my YouTube channel.


MAY 2022



THE HAT SHOP

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 7″ x 7″
$ 250

Prints available upon request.


This is a part of a shop series inspired by Studio Ghibli’s movies.

This particular Hat Shop is inspired by Howl’s Moving Castle. I love the idea of Sophie and Howl visiting a hat shop in this shop series.

Full time lapse can be found on my YouTube channel.


MAY 2022



THE POST OFFICE

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 7″ x 7″
$ 250

Prints available upon request.


This is a part of a shop series inspired by Studio Ghibli’s movies.

This particular post office is inspired by Kiki’s Delivery Service. I love the idea of Kiki running her own post office with her friend. It seemed very appropriate to dedicate the post office piece to Kiki’s Delivery Service.

Full time lapse can be found on my YouTube channel.


APRIL 2022



CATCH A FALLING STAR

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 7″ x 7″
$ 250

Prints available upon request.


This is a part of a shop series inspired by Studio Ghibli’s movies.

This particular Soup Shop is inspired by Princess Mononoke. I remember the characters having a warm bowl of soup some time during this movie. Thinking back, I think I should have made this a vet or an animal shelter. It would have been more appropriate for Princess Mononoke- perhaps for future reiterations of this piece.

Full time lapse can be found on my YouTube channel.


APRIL 2022



CATCH A FALLING STAR

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 7″ x 7″
$ 250

Prints available upon request.


This is a part of a shop series inspired by Studio Ghibli’s movies.

This particular bakery is inspired by Spirited Away. I love the idea of these two main character sharing a baked good at the front of a bakery. It is such an endearing scene to behold.

Full time lapse can be found on my YouTube channel.


APRIL 2022



CATCH A FALLING STAR

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 7″ x 7″
$ 250

Prints available upon request.


This is a part of a shop series inspired by Studio Ghibli’s movies.

This particular bookstore is inspired by My Neighbor Totoro. I love the totoro movie, but especially the character totoro. He has captured my heart. I find it very endearing for him and his friend to be immersed in a story book- perhaps a whimsical story of magic and mystery?

Full time lapse can be found on my YouTube channel.


APRIL 2022



Inner Monster Series
– Oli & Mi

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 9″ x 12″
$ 350

Part of an ongoing series between a littler girl and her inner monster ( Oli & Mi).

This piece is dedicated to a trip to the lake. We travel with inner monster, or better yet, they travel with us where ever we go.

We can learn to be at peace with their presence. This is how can be daring in our own ways.

Full time lapse can be found on my YouTube channel.


APRIL 2022



Inner Monster Series
– Oli & Mi

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 9″ x 12″
$ 350

Part of an ongoing series between a littler girl and her inner monster ( Oli & Mi).

This piece pays tribute to the idea that it is okay to be still and calm with your inner monster. We can learn to be at peace with their presence.

It is possible to share a space and time with our inner fears.
After all, this is what makes us fragile & vulnerable.

This is what makes us human.

Full time lapse can be found on my YouTube channel.


APRIL 2022

THE AUTUMN EXPLORER

Gouache and archival ink on toned mix media paper
Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 9″ x 12″
SOLD

$300


A little girl on her outdoor adventure- rediscovering nature in Autumn.

Full time lapse can be found on my YouTube channel.


MARCH 2022



CATCH A FALLING STAR

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 9″ x 12″
$ 350

Seize the day and grasp your opportunity.

It is time to climb the ladder and catch your falling star.


FEBRUARY 2022



HELLO FRIEND

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 9″ x 12″
$ 380

We meet again my friend.
We found each other in the light.
– fan art inspired by Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro ‘s Catbus and Mei


FEBRUARY 2022

CATCHING BUTTERFLIES

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper
Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 9″ x 12″
$380


Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.

– Henry David Thoreau

Don’t waste your time chasing butterflies. Mend your garden, and the butterflies will come.

– Mario Quintana

Full time lapse can be found on my YouTube channel.


FEBRUARY 2022

JUST A HUG

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper
Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 9″ x 12″
$350

Sometimes in life, we just need a hug.

No words, no advice,

Just a hug to make you feel you matter.

Full time lapse can be found on my YouTube channel.


JANUARY 2022



SPRING TIME TEA TIME

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 7″ x 7″
$ 250


One of my favourite times of the day.

Tea time is a chance to slow down , pull back and appreciate our surroundings.
This piece is an echo to the Winter Team Time piece that was completed November 2021.

  • fan art based on Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro

JANUARY 2022



THE STORY OF AN APPLE TREE

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 7″ x 7″
$ 280


Somehow, the story always goes back to the apple tree.

For me, the apple tree signifies a new beginning and a symbol of wealth- both in a physical and emotional sense.

Let’s share the wealth.

What is your story and how will it begin? Or has it begun already?
What is your story of the apple tree?

– fan art inspired by Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro


JANUARY 2022

WHAT IF YOU FLY?

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper
Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 9″x 12″

$380

My daughter is just learning to walk, but I can sense she is scared to go on her own. This painting is for my daughter.

“There is freedom waiting for you on the breezes of the sky.”

And you ask “What if I fall?”

“Oh but my darling, what if you fly?”

― Erin Hanson


JANUARY 2022

THE MUSHROOM HOUSE

Gouache, oil pencils and archival ink on watercolour paper
Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 7″x 7″
$280

-Fan art inspired by Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro

I’ve always dreamt of living in a mushroom house as a child. This whimsical illustration is inspired a collection of childhood memories.


JANUARY 2022

THE SUSUWATARI VENDING MACHINE

Gouache, oil pencil and archival ink on water colour paper
Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 7″x 7″
$280

A fan art piece inspired by Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away.

I’ve always been fascinated by the Japanese vending machines. They seem to luminate a sense of wonder and creativitiy in my opinion.

I’ve also always wondered what No Face would buy with all his gold coins. This playful piece is my response to this. Hope you enjoy this fun piece.


JANUARY 2022


OPEN AT ALL HOURS WITH LOVE

Acryla gouache, oil pencil and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 7″ x 7″
$ 280


Sending some love to near and far.

To anyone and everyone who needs it at this time.

Know that you are loved and pass it on.

– Inspired by Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro


JANUARY 2022



IT’S OKAY NOT TO BE OKAY

Acryla gouache and oil pencil on watercolor paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 7″ x 7″
$ 250


It’s okay not to be okay. Embrace the uncertainty and allow yourself to feel the moment.


JANUARY 2022



THE NEST

Acryla gouache and oil pencil on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 7″ x 7″
$ 250


Motherhood is a journey we will have together.
In this journey, I will create a nest to protect you, my dearest.

Hold fast and I will protect you in this nest.


JANUARY 2022



DREAMER BY DAY

Acryla gouache and oil pencil on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 7″ x 7″
$ 250


Never stop dreaming.
Dream by day or night, because dreams will carry you far beyond anything you can ever imagine.

Dream on.


JANUARY 2022



CHANGE THE WORLD

Acryla gouache and oil pencil on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 7″ x 7″
$ 250


– I wouldn’t change you for the world, but I would change the world for you.

2022 reinterpretation.


JANUARY 2022



SHAMPOO COW

Acryla gouache, archival ink and oil pencil on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 7″ x 7″
$ 250


Inspired by a shampoo cow.


JANUARY 2022



THE TOTORO HOUSE

Acryla gouache and oil pencil on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 7″ x 7″
$ 250


A playful piece inspired by Studio Ghibli’s Totoro.

I had alot of playing around with the concept of how I Totoro themed house would look like. I wanted the artwork to be colourful and convey a sense whimsy.


JANUARY 2022



STAY SWEET

Acryla gouache, archival ink and oil pencil on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 7″ x 7″
$ 250


Stay sweet my darling. I hope we can preserve your sweetness forever.


JANUARY 2022



THE TOTORO TERRARIUM

Acryla gouache, oil pencil and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 7″ x 7″
$ 250


I’m not a very good plant mom, so I try to paint greenery to decorate our home.

This terrarium is decorated with various plants, along with miniature Totoros. Hope you enjoy this whimsical piece!


JANUARY 2022



DREAM BIG. DREAM PASSIONATELY.

Acryla gouache, oil pencil and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 9″ x 12″
$ 350


Head in the Cloud , Feet on the Ground Series.

Don’t ever let anyone take your head out of the clouds.
Dream Big . Dream passionately.


JANUARY 2022



IT’S A GOOD DAY

Acryla gouache, oil pencil and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 9″ x 12″
$ 350


Head in the Cloud , Feet on the Ground Series.

It is a good day to be proud of how far you’ve come.


JANUARY 2022



HERE IS THE WORLD

Acryla gouache, oil pencil and archival ink on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 9″ x 12″
$ 350

Head in the Cloud , Feet on the Ground Series.


Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen.

Don’t be afraid.


JANUARY 2022



HEAD IN THE CLOUDS, FEET ON THE GROUND

Acryla gouache, archival ink and oil pencil on watercolour paper

Original status: AVAILABLE
Size: 9″ x 12″
$ 350

A piece inspired by my children.

Remember to keep your head in the cloud , feet on the ground.

Past Work

Portfolio 2021
Portfolio 2020
Portfolio 2018-2019
Portfolio 2017-2018
Portfolio 2011-2017

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