There’s something to be said about Yang Sio Maan’s illustrations and paintings. Full of characters and detail, her creations tell a story without using words. Which makes sense if you take into account Sio Maan’s background in English Literature studies.
Having majored in English Literature, she went on to study Illustration and graduated with an MA from UCA Farnham, UK. “I find it very therapeutic and soothing when I draw, especially at midnight,” she admitted in an interview with Ballpit Magazine. “Somehow art gives me the strength to be true to myself. Moreover, it encourages me to learn more, feel more, and to walk out of my comfort zone to try new things. For me, art is not a final destination, but a gate that bridges one’s inner self with the world.”
Based in Macao, Sio Maan works in the art administrative industry and on commissioned cases for illustration. Her artwork has been exhibited in China and England, but you can also follow her progress on her Instagram page.
Take a look at some of her fanciful creations in the gallery below.