Wai Wai 慧惠
Illustrator / artist / instructor
Born and raised in Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong. Wai Wai is a local illustrator and silhouette artist. She holds a Bachelor degree of Arts (Hons) in Creative Media, with a major in film.
In 2016, she studied water-based woodblock printmaking (Mokuhanga) and studied the Etegami (Japanese Folk Art painting) technique in MI-Lab, Lake Kawaguchi, Japan. In 2017, she went to Heilongjiang Province, China, to study folk art "fish skin painting", which was featured in the RTHK TV program "Wind Takers".
Wai Wai paints illustrations of local vintage shops to bring people closer in their communities. Drawing people is her favourite subject, and putting their diligence and dedication into drawings is her most satisfaction. "A Love Letter to Yau Ma Tei" is Wai Wai's first published solo album.
She made illustrations, shutter painting, mural painting, teaching and hand-cut silhouette projects with different parties since 2018, including Hang Seng Bank, New Balance, Eslite Spectrum, Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, Urban Renewal Authority, Kee Wah Bakery, Diptyque, Ferragamo, Hong Kong Global Geopark, etc.
In June 2020, the mural painting done by Wai Wai at 618 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, was shortlisted in the 2020 World Illustration Awards.
近年全力投入插畫、 鐵閘畫、壁畫、教學及剪影工作，曾合作的單位有： 恒生銀行、New Balance、誠品書店、香港話劇團、市區重建局、奇華餅家、Emporio Armani、 Diptyque、Ferragamo、香港聯合國教科文組織世界地質公園 等。
二○二○年六月，慧惠於618上海街的壁畫被選為World Illustration Awards 2020 的入圍作品。