LEE Hui Lian goes everywhere with a sketchpad and camera. Whenever something catches her eye, she stops and does a quick sketch. If time does not permit the pause, she snaps a few shots then files them away for reference.
Back in her own room, the sketches and photos become the focal points of paintings which serve as a pictorial album of places the 23-year-old architecture student has visited over the years.
Painting is second nature to Hui Lian, now home in Klang for a break after completing her third year at the National University of Singapore. It is her way of capturing “a moment of elation or admiration”, with gentle strokes and soft hues that evoke a touch of nostalgia.