“I’ve always believed a single quote can uplift us, inspire us, and send us a new direction with just a few simple words of wisdom.”
Anna Lau was born in Hong Kong, a fast-paced city. Since Anna was a child, she was keen in drawing, being a painter was her dream. When she studied high school, she chose Arts as one of her elective subjects. After continuous efforts in her studies, she finally got A grade in Arts in the public examination.
"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do."
– Helen Keller
Award: “Additional Winners” award of ALL Landscape Art International Competition 2021 from Contemporary Art Gallery Online
In 2020, the world turned upside down, pandemic threatened the health of people all over the world, many people died, losing their jobs and even the lifestyles among them were changed in a very short period. Negative feelings such as sadness, worry, fear, boredom, and isolation envelope everyone around us.
"If we believe in magic, we’ll live a magical life."
– Tony Robbins
Award: Bronze Award, Camelback Gallery’s Shades of Blue 2021 International Painting Competition
Anna believes art could encourage people surrounding her. In order to bring back positive energy to people surrounding her, she started to paint during pandemic in 2020, which was a tough year for people all over the world.
“As negative feelings such as sadness, worry, fear, boredom, and isolation enveloped around every one of us, I began to paint.”
Beautiful landscapes and galaxies inspire Anna, she loves nature and always believes landscape paintings can take people to different lovely places. Therefore, she manages to capture the beauty of the countryside on watercolor paper. Anna classifies her paintings majored into three different categories: Sun, Moon and Stars, and Galaxies, all the places are not only delightful scenes, but are captured from beautiful angles and wonderful lights to show the natural aesthetic beauty.
Anna participated many Art exhibitions, such as Joint Exhibition, “Dream A Little Dream”, “I AM” Group Exhibition, Exhibited and sharing for the “Arts Chill Out Day” in Hong Kong. Anna thinks all these exhibitions are amazing places for her to describe her art, and are the best ways to establish self-understanding, future development, and public awareness on the concepts of her paints. She cherishes every opportunity for the exhibition and is always looking forward to experience more in her art career; she is glad that her dreams are coming true.
Anna loves the transparency of watercolor, and it is her favorite medium to appeal the freshness and luminosity on her paints. She always applies different transparent washes to adjust the thickness of the pigments, and this is the reason all her paints could show bright colors from the surface of the paper, which is a classic technique in watercolor.
Make a Wish
"Make a wish on a shooting star, you must first believe it can come true!"
“There are complexities within the scenery, such as the skies, clouds, and stars, which make them a challenge, but this also evokes a deep sense of satisfaction every time I finish my painting.”
"All religions, arts and sciences are the branches of the same tree."
– Albert Einstein
Award: Bronze Award, Camelback Gallery’s Shades of Purple 2021 International Painting Competition
Under each painting, Anna quotes encouraging words in order to remind people hard time will pass very soon, and love could defeat the darkness.
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