For the first time the Library will stage an art exhibition of a HKUST graduate student's works in our G/F Gallery.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Jeanie Leung worked in the banking industry for several years after earning a business degree from HKUST. Her childhood dream of becoming an artist went unrealized until she left her stable job to pursue a new life as a full-time painter in 2009 – though she had never received formal art training.
Since the creation of her signature character "Oowa" in 2010, Jeanie's talents have been further showcased in her picture books and solo exhibitions. She has published four picture books so far, namely, "A Time for the Heart", "Smile, please", "The Song of Memory" and her latest work "The Blue Moon", which are all well received by readers.
Titled "Colours of Stories", this exhibition will summarise Jeanie's creations since she started painting and creating stories in 2009. Jeanie believes every colour has its own story and every story has its own colour.
Through her paintings, she will unveil the four stories of the little kid inside her, who strives to seek beautiful traces in life through colours. This exhibition will also allow Jeanie a chance to share her unique journey of colours with members of her alma mater.
Do come to visit the exhibits to find out how Jeanie follows her dreams, and to appreciate the relationship between colours and life through the stories behind the paintings. The exhibition will run from November 20 to February 8.
Don't forget to also mark your calendar – Jeanie will share her unusual creative journey and talk about her books in a Library Book Talk on February 5 at 12:30 – 1:30pm.