Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, I am an Artist and Creative Educator. I began my artistic journey as a child, learning through different mediums. Inspiration was never lacking, as my father is a creative himself, introducing me to acrylics for canvas paintings. After taking a break in my early teenage years, I rediscovered my love for art in 2015. While most of my pieces fare created using acrylics, I always enjoy exploring and experimenting with different mediums and methodologies. There is so much value in the creative process and I believe it to be the cornerstone of art. All of my pieces are lovingly painted at my home studio.
Graduating with a Masters in Developmental Psychology from Sheffield Hallam University, I am also passionate about childhood education and children’s wellbeing. Combining the two elements, I teach private art classes for children aged 4 and up.
When I’m not working or creating my next masterpiece, I thoroughly traveling as I find inspiration through culture and food. I believe that a delicious meal can brighten up one’s day, as long as there are also liberal amounts of ice-cream.
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My dad was the light of my life and my role model. He was my first art teacher and always encouraged me to think out of the box.
My dad, Winston Sum, was an award-winning art director. He started his career in his early twenties, working in many international agencies such as Ogilvy & Mather, Naga and Saatchi & Saatchi. He won his first award at the age of 22, the youngest art director in the advertising industry at that time. At the age of 37, he started his own advertising agency and later ventured to interior design.
Apart from his work, he enjoyed painting and was a huge diecast model collector. During his free time, he enjoyed redesigning/remodeling some of these diecast models. It would keep him occupied for hours as he was always so meticulous.
My dad was one of the most creative individuals I’ve come to know. Growing up, seeing his passion for his work and how he enjoyed every process of creativity was so inspirational to me.