Joy Chan - Fine Art/Craft
I was born in Hong Kong and moved to the UK when I was 14, I have lived here ever since. My desire to become an artist was inspired by The Lady of Shallot by John William Waterhouse. I was fascinated by the painting and the story behind it. The picture awaken an desire to draw beginning with pencil, then watercolour, oil, conte pastel, pen & ink, dry-point and many other materials. My early work was deeply influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite paintings and their myths.
Fashion, especially what people wore in the past, has always been my passion. Those dresses were incredibly detailed, elegant and beautiful. When I did my MA degree in Illustration I also took a Year 1 degree course in Textiles, during which I learnt how to match different materials and colour. I like incorporating textile into my illustrations as it gives the image more "feel" to it.
As a designer at the Royal Wolverhampton School, I have been given the opportunity to produce commercial design work, e.g. school magazines, leaflets, adverts, posters, folders and banners, all of which have been a great experience.
Please contact me if you are interested in my work:
Conte Pastel 29.7cm x 42cm
Watercolour 21cm x 27cm
Watercolour 13cm x 10cm