Although I was born in France (my mother having left China in 1931 temporarily for health reasons), part of my childhood was spent in China (after my mother returned in 1932), and in Lausanne, Switzerland (1936-1939). Two years after our return to China in 1939, the family left for Sydney, Australia, where I did most of my schooling.
Adolescence and Adulthood:
I graduated in Medicine from the University of Sydney and the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in 1955 and left for London, U.K., in 1958 for post-doctoral studies. I graduated Ph.D. in 1960 and D.Sc. in 1965 from London University and returned to Australia in 1966, having been invited to head a new division at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne.
The Birth of a Passion:
I had always been interested in Art (my father having been a hobby artist and secretary of the Shanghai Art Club), but began to study art after working hours only in 1981. I soon became a member of the Victorian Artists Society and of the Hawthorn Artists Society in Melbourne and exhibited some of my works in the Society’s premises and in various galleries, notably the Skepsi Gallery in Swanston Street, Melbourne.
How I Produce my Works:
I often draw from the living model working with brush and ink. I use the brush as my tool because I enjoy its immediacy and preciseness, allowing me to be direct and expressive, to control the shape of the line, the weight, the movement, the light and shadow, and striving to obtain the maximum effect with an economy of lines.
Sharing my Passion:
This website features some of my works, recent and old, that I would like to share with the world, as the models have generously shared their beauty with my brush.