Xiaoyi studied under a variety of teachers, as well as the Chinese Military Arts Academy. He learnt a variety of artistic skills, including traditional Chinese drawing, oil painting, western-style sketching, and cartooning. He is also a talented wood sculptor. Xiaoyi is notably versatile moving from one medium and style to another.
Aside from his artistic skills, Xiaoyi is also a superb chef, specialising in both sushi and related Japanese dishes, and traditional Chinese home-style cooking. He is also a skilled decorator.
Xiaoyi describes his philosophy of painting as ‘brush along the heart’. He is devoted to a peaceful life.
Among western painters, he is especially attracted to the works of Titian, Rembrandt, and Goya.
While Xiaoyi has painted in recent years largely as recreation, he is willing to consider commissioned paintings, especially portraits and paintings of pets and animals.
How do you spend Sundays?
With family; takes his daughter Qing to play with her friends
Favorite place to holiday and why ?
Italy because it is full of art
Are you a morning or a night person?
Prefer Tea or Coffee?
Morning coffee; tea during the day
Like Wine and cheese?
Your favourite painting and why?
No favourite painting, but especially admires Rembrandt
What if you were given a million euros?
Hand it to my wife
Describe your work in 10 words.
Brush along the heart
Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta.
A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general.
Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)