Kailee (or known as Fion), is born and raised in Hong Kong. Before starting her MA in Children's Book Illustration in Cambridge School of Art in 2018, Kailee was a registered social worker in Hong Kong.
After graduating in Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration in The University of Hong Kong, she have worked for different organisations and have served Elderly, Youth & Children, People with physical disability and some deprived groups.
With great interests in Art & Craft, Kailee founded "fionsay studio" in 2017, mainly organising art & craft classes, selling her deisgned cards and doing editorial illustration.
Art & Social Work seems something totally different but Kailee believes both of them has the power in healing.Kailee believes her Social Work background and experiences helps her understand different groups of people profoundly and she hopes that it can help to create picturebooks that touched people's heart.
Kailee likes using watercolour and colour pencil but she never limits herself in these two media. She also opens to printmaking and mixed media for example ink, pastel, gouache, acrylic, collage and digital media, whenever she finds that might match her narrative.
Kailee gets inspiration from life. She loves listening and observing people around. People's real stories can be inspiring and moving. She also finds that observation drawings helps when creating picturebooks.
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Photo Credit to Andy Wong from Hong Kong.