Eileen was born in China, raised in Hong Kong and then immigrated to Canada in 1968. After graduating from the B.C. Institute of Technology in Nuclear Medicine and Chemistry, Eileen began working in the field of health. Because she wanted to explore a new aspect of life and something related to her roots, she began studying Chinese brush painting in 1994, learning from several master painters throughout the years. Her love of nature coincides with the beautiful expressions of nature revealed in this art form. As an active member of several local art organizations, Eileen has held solo exhibitions in B.C. and participated in many juried group shows locally and oversea, which include the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour 77th annual juried exhibition in Halifax, and the XVI Collective Painting and Sculptures Exhibition, Concello de Cangas of Spain in June, 2008. Her work have received several awards which include First Place at the Juried Arts 2006 Exhibition of the Surrey Arts Centre and an award of Excellence in the 2014 Landscape Juried Exhibition with the Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery. In 2010, her work were accepted for the City of Richmond’s No. 3 Road Public Art Project.
As a member of the Art Teacher Association of B.C., Eileen has presented Chinese Watercolour Workshops in several of the Art Teachers’ Conferences. In 2007, she ventured as a Children book illustrator: The Dream Jar, published in 2008 by Tutkam Books Inc. of Edmonton, Canada.
“The Golden Touch”, Award of Excellence, Federation of Canadian Artists, Landscape, March 2013.
“Paradise”, People’s Choice Award, Best of the year Show, White Rock Community Centre, November, 2011
“Along the Country Lane”, Award of Distinction, Oil and Water, The Longhouse Gallery, Delta Artists Guild, August 2011
“From Near to Far,” Honourable Mention, ArtsPacific Juried Show, Delta Arts Council, March 2011
“Happiness Within,” Honourable Mention, The Art of Being Together 2011, L”Arche Greater Vancouver , March 2011
“The Charm of Winter,” People’s Choice Award, Extreme Colour Juried Show, White Rock Community Centre, Feb, 2011
“The Golden Aquarium,” 2nd Place, North Vancouver Community Arts Council Art Rental, 2010
2013 Mar “River Rocks 1” Still Life, FCA Gallery, Vancouver
2013 Feb “The Golden Touch” Landscape Show, Award of Excellence, FCA Gallery, Vancouver
2013 Jan “Freedom” Abstract Show, FCA Gallery, Vancouver
2012 Nov “Love Those Flowers”, Small Painting Show, FCA Gallery, Vancouver
2012 Apr “Camellia in Crystal Bowl”, Still Life, FCA Gallery, Vancouver
2012 Jan “Moment of Appreciation” Solo Exhibition, Silk Purse Arts Centre, West Vancouver
2011 Oct Autumn Solon, FCA Gallery, Vancouver
2011 Sep Still Life, FCA Gallery, Vancouver
2011 Aug Oil and Water, The Longhouse Gallery, Tsawwassen, received award of Distinction
2011 May Canvas Unbound, FCA Gallery, Vancouver
2011 Apr Haiku Inspirations, FCA Gallery, Vancouver
2011 Apr Abstract Show, FCA Gallery, Vancouver
2011 Feb “Black, White and Colours,” the Longhouse Gallery, a joint show with Margaret Elliot, SFCA
2010 March ArtsPacific Juried Exhibition, Delta Arts Council, Delta, B.C.
My passion in painting began with the learning of Chinese brush painting in 1994. My love of nature dovetails with the beautiful expressions of nature revealed in this artform. The natural beauty of our surroundings and the creative minds of mankind have formed a guide that leads my path.
Learning the discipline of this traditional painting technique provided me with a good foundation for exploration. I enjoy combining other techniques and medium such as encaustic and acrylic to portray my surroundings. The splendid colours of acrylic painting have given me a new dimension in my expression.
Having lived in Burnaby, B.C. for most of life, its natural beauty of mountains, rivers, trees and flowers are my inspirations.
I love to be on a lakeside bench enjoying the water reflection and the view across. In my work, I strive to capture the colours and light of nature with a sense of peace and spontaneity
Tel: (604) 432-1341