Hi, everyone. My name is Xiu Juan Wu. I live in Toronto now. Art has always been my passion, and I am interested in illustration. I have been a nurse for more than one year, but I am a student from Art and Design Foundation at George Brown College now.
This character was created for my children's illustrated book "The cardiovascular family". My goal is to be able to study at Sheridan's illustration program and one day to become an illustrator. My ultimate goal is to publish children's books and bring joy and ignite the imagination of children around the world.
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” - Pablo Picasso
Art for me is like having my favorite dessert. My soul is filled with joy when I am painting.
However, “Creativity takes courage.” - Henri Matisse
I believe artists are the bravest people in the world. They are fearless in the pursuit of what sets their soul on fire.
Watercolour is my inspiration and courage.
Different materials can bring out different aspects of the same subject. A good artwork usually requires multiple attempts.
“Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.” - Stella Adler
I forget all about my worries when I focus on producing. I am really enjoying being there every time. Also, through that process, I have visually documented by providing explanatory text.
Below is my journey about nurturing my dream. I hope my story can inspire you to chase your dream and give you courage to embrace challenges.