Born in Hong Kong and trained by renowned masters of Chinese painting and calligraphy, I have a very strong Chinese traditional culture imprint. Chinese visual arts are for me akin to a bowl of refined tea soothing my spirit. Since 1988, I have been living in Quebec; the western culture has a profound impact on my art just like an aromatic but supple red wine overwhelming my senses. Merging the artistic ideas from the east and the west but keeping the distinct flavour of each culture is the aim in my creations. Whether my works are classified into traditional, contemporary or avant-garde, they are the reflections of my self, an artist of eastern root and western influence.
❝ There is no doubt that she (Ngan Siu-Mui) shows the highest technical skill in controlling the brush, so she masters the form. But much more important, when, in her works, we look at the dance of the strokes she makes us imagine the ideas that are bewitching the Mind of the Brush at the very moment of her artistic creation. ❞
Yang Huelun ― Cultural Counsellor to the Canadian Embassy of the Popular Republic of China.
❝ The artist, in a personal and unique manner, creates the link between East and West… Ngan Siu-Mui, as a painter and calligrapher, uses all of her amazing talent to merge the form and the Chinese calligraphy, thereby walking away from tradition but keeping a strong link with it. ❞
Robert Bernier, Art Critic ― Parcours Découvertes