Trained for over a decade under the tutelage of the late Chinese painter Master Shum Wing Kwong 岺榮光 from the Lingnan School, Carole has developed a profound understanding and mastery of the instincts that define Chinese painting from a young age.
Fused with her own styles, Carole is determined to keep the ancient Chinese art form alive by passing on the teachings and skills inherited from her late teacher to her students. To this day, she continues to be mentored and guided by Master Shum's wife , Wong Shuk Ching 黃淑貞, (an accomplished Chinese painter herself) on painting and teaching philosophies.
Carole's Western art education during studies in HK and the UK taught her not only how to combine East with West but also abstraction with realism; modern with traditional; spiritual with the physical. While studying modern languages at school and majoring in German Language & Literature at university in the UK and Germany, she was exposed to European artists from schools of impressionism, expressionism, symbolism and fauvism. Influenced by her diverse linguistic and cultural experiences, Carole has been able to perfectly meld Chinese painting skills, aesthetics, philosophies and motifs with Western modes of expression, bridging East with the West.
After spending several years in the finance & banking industry at companies such as Morgan Stanley and a US hedge fund, working across Europe and Asia including London, Germany, Shanghai and Hong Kong , Carole decided to go back to what is most truthful to
her heart- art, creativity and to introduce the beauty of traditional
Chinese painting principles with a modern, vibrant and Western twist.
It is hoped that the beauty of Chinese Painting, its history, culture, philosophy and spirit of harmony, peace and universal balance can reach different corners of the world, bringing cultures, nations and people closer together through art.