Botanical Still Life Artist | Carmen Hui
Based in the vibrant inner west of Sydney, Carmen is a self-taught artist whose passion for coloured pencils shines through her work. Her fascination with the emotional connection between people and everyday objects has been a lifelong exploration, fuelled by her love for drawing that began in childhood. Despite taking a different career path as a graphic designer, Carmen rediscovered her passion for art and has been working as an artist since 2015.
Carmen's chosen medium of coloured pencils is the perfect fit for her artistic style, as she revels in the slow and meditative process of building up a drawing. It also brings a nostalgic sense of comfort to her creative process, allowing her to tap into memories and emotions that inspire her artwork.
Carmen's work has been featured in several publications, including Frankie, Peppermint, Country Style, Inside Out, Buzzfeed, Neighbourhood Magazine, and Inner West Courier. She has collaborated with commercial brands such as Derwent, Twinings, and Wacom, as well as smaller projects such as children's books, kids' streetwear, and jewellery design.
2022 Untitled. 2022, Traffic Jam Galleries Group exhibition of emerging artists
2023 Burwood Art Prize, Finalist
2023 Lane Cove Art Award, Finalist
2023 Hunters Hill Art Show, Finalist
Frankie, Peppermint, Country Style, Inside Out, Buzzfeed, Neighbourhood Magazine, Inner West Courier, Colored Pencil Magazine
Derwent, Twinings, Wacom, Officeworks, Grumpy Sailor, Detail, Erstwilder