"Painting to me is something personal and special in life. While the earliest memory in art perhaps dated back to practising traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy as a child, I had an art teacher in painting/drawing at the age of eight. Academically, I have considered myself to be very fortunate. In 2014, I earned my PhD across computer science and arts from studying the intricacies of visual similarity that lies among different types of digital art imageries. I then continued my journey in science by working at CSIRO for another five years. At the beginning of 2020, both lockdown and a small career change propelled me to recommence my art practice in traditional medium at a more regular cadence.
As an artist, I am interested in using my work as a visual expression for my thought process as an individual. Beyond the visual qualities, I am a believer in arts with great emotional and psychological depth and their story telling power to the intended audience. I hope to carry that belief into my day-to-day art practice." --- Florence