Swallow is from China and had been a reporter, editor and writer there for more than 30 years. Her journalist career has not only broadened her world outlook but also her outlook of the arts in the world. Swallow started making art when she was a child. It was not called art then but a hobby.
Swallows father and teacher’s early education inspired Swallow to respect art and to love it in her pursuit of life happiness even though she was not an artist when she grew up.
Though Swallow’s art work doesn’t have a direct connection to DTES, the skill she has grasped and adopted to make her art work is from the local artist. That is to say, she uses what she has learned here to combine with what she naturally has to make her own style of artwork.