Look! My First Book! And it's Yours for Free!


Look what’s happening!

I’ve just published my first book today!  Fresh out of the oven.  Hot and sweet!  It’s available on Amazon as a paperback, or in digital for your Kindle.

And you can get the PDF version for FREE! Click Here to Download It Now!

In this Book, You’ll:

  • get comfortable with loose brush strokes and get the creative juice flowing;
  • share my personal story on the journey of recovery from depression through painting;
  • learn to observe yourself through a mirror, be vulnerable, brave and connect with your inner self;
  • learn to mix skin tones with a limited palette;
  • follow the step-by-step illustrated guide to paint yourself into art;
  • explore the beauty of Impressionistic portraiture, and learn some art history and Manet.

Click the image below and Get your copy now!

How to Draw More Often

draw more often

We know we should draw more often. But how?

The most effective way, I’ve found, is to simply keep a small sketchbook and a pen in our handbag. So when we find ourselves sitting in a café, or watching the kids playing in the park, we simply take out our sketchbook and scribbling. (Tip: It’s […]

Want to Draw a Selfie in Oil Pastel?

june selfie oil pastel

I wish I can oil paint all the time.

But being a single mother with two little toddlers, there are days I’m a bit too pressed for time.

I still need to practice on a daily basis. I’ve used soft pastel in my life drawing classes, it’s great for both drawing and using color. But […]

When Is Our Heart Pure?


Life Drawing in Soft Pastel, by Lucy Chen

In “The Lord of the Ring: the Fellowship of the Ring“, Elrond said that the race of men had failed when Isildur refused to throw the ring into the fire of Mount Doom to have it destroyed.

I wonder, what if it was Elrond who was […]

How to Paint an Alla Prima Portrait in Two Hours or Less

alla prima portrait

You saw this painting titled The Promised Eternity in an earlier post, and we even discussed what “eternity” meant for each one of us.

Thank you for sharing your personal stories and openly talked about our “faith”. It is often overlooked, but I think takes courage to be open about who we are, and what […]

My Story with Flat White


my one-hour still life study. oil on board.

Standing in a queue to make my first American coffee order in a cafe in San Fransisco, I kept reminding myself, “don’t say ‘flat white”, they do not have that in America.” But guess what I said when the barista asked what I wanted. Yeah, I […]

What Grandmas Can Do with an Artist Grandchild


What do you do after dinner in the evenings? Do you watch TV? Do you read a book? Do you consciously choose what you do?

My dad, step-mum and grandma have come to visit us from China since March. What grandmas can do while staying with their artist grand-daughter is to be her model. […]