Micro-interview with Terry Fan

Tell us what you like in two lines (colour, song, film, food…)

Burgundy is my favourite colour. Red Wine is my favourite drink.

Tell us something about the beginning of your career.

The beginning of my art career was about five years ago, after I quit a full-time, well-paying job at a hospital where I worked as a pharmacy technician. There were many challenges and struggles, but by some miracle things have worked out and now thankfully I’m able to make a living at doing what I love.

Where does your passion for art come from?

My parents are both very creative people in their own ways and they always encouraged me, so that helped. Other than that, I guess the passion comes from this primal urge to create, to live in the world of the imagination, it’s what keeps me sane.

When you go back to your birth town, where is it you really go?

I haven’t been back to my birth town since I was born, so I really can’t answer that, but I’m sure it would be interesting!

Where do you find inspiration?

I find inspiration from all over, but a lot of comes from my childhood. I’m constantly trying to re-capture some of the magic of that time and to tap into the natural creativity that I think all humans possess.

Who’s your favourite artist? Famous or not.

Sorry, but I have far too many to name. Especially since I consider music, film and a lot of other things to be art, that ends up being a very long list.

How do you create? Where?

My work is a blend of traditional and digital. I usually start with a hand drawn illustration, but then I scan it into my computer and import it into Adobe Photoshop where I do all the colouring and add other effects.

How would you describe your work?

Nostalgic, dreamy, sometimes funny, sometimes a little surreal.

What do you think about wall stickers?

I think they’re pretty cool!

Twitter or Facebook?

Facebook. I have a Twitter account, but never use it, don’t understand why it’s so popular.

What would you tell your clients to help them create artworks?

To trust the artist to do their job and not interfere too much.

One last comment?


Discover all the amazing artworks created by Terry Fan on Camaloon

Terry Fan Gallery

/ federico