Mixed Media, Pastels, Watercolours, Acrylics, Oils

Ai li

Aili was born in Singapore and is currently based in Bristol where she works as a Chartered Environmentalist supporting defence programmes.

She is self-taught and influenced by artists who aren’t afraid of colours and whose seemingly loose, yet precise rendering of their subjects convey raw emotions and a sense of liberation. She is inspired by the work of the impressionists such as van Gogh, Cezanne, Sher-Gil but also deeply admires O’ Keefe, Freud amongst others. Her creativity blossomed when she moved to ‘quirky’ Bristol known for the unbridled creativity of its street art and community of creatives.

She works in multiple and mixed media and her techniques are characterised by the strong use of colours applied in a manner that celebrates both the elements of control and chaos.

Her artwork had been selected for exhibition at the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) 166th Open Exhibition in 2018. Her work is in private collections in both the UK and her native Singapore, with corporate commissions including Bristol Balloons.