A5 signed limited-edition fine art giclée print
The bright lights of Mong Kok in Kowloon, Hong Kong throw their luminescence out into the rainy streets – flashing LEDs, neon signs and brightly lit windows vie for attention in the darkness. A bus stops – busy, blinkered people duck into its shelter, taking their seats next to steamy windows, jewelled with a kaleidoscope of droplets catching the lights.
Eight years ago, Sam and I visited Hong Kong and were dazzled by the sensory overload! We stayed in a teeny, tiny hostel room with barely enough room for the bed; we bet on horses at the famous Happy Valley Racecourse; we ate at plastic tables in the most understated Michelin-starred restaurant you can imagine; we navigated our way through the miniature city which is Chungking Mansions on the hunt for a recommended Indian eatery; we window-shopped in glitzy malls, and we ogled at the original artworks in an Andy Warhol exhibition.
This painting is a snapshot of the vibrance of Hong Kong – a place which tires you out at the mere thought! The original is the size of a postcard – I painted it using gouache, building it up layer by layer to add depth, pushing back the darks to bring radiance to the dazzling lights.
This Hong Kong art print makes the perfect addition to your home if you’re searching for city art prints or world city prints from places you’ve been, places you’d love to visit, or places you’ve just fallen in love with through photos. It is the first painting I have done which was influenced by our travels – perhaps it could be the start of a series of travel prints, who knows!
Many thanks to photographer Sean Foley, whose stunning reference photo I found on Unsplash.