Fine Arts Teacher
Chung Yiu was born in Guangdong, China in 1939. He studied at the Hong Kong Fine Arts Institute in 1965. In 1975, he was an apprentice of the famous painter Ma Jia Bao and followed his master until his death. Chung Yiu is a member of Hong Kong Artistic Club, Hong Kong Chinese Artistic Club and Ontario visual Arts of Canada, executive member of Hong Kong Artist Society and Ex-president of Art Combination Club.
Since the 1980s, Chung Yiu’s paintings have been exhibited in many different countries around the world such as Canada, Australia, Korea, Hong Kong, China and Macau. In 1993, Chung participated in the Paris Chinese Overseas Art Festival of France and his work was exhibited at the Pantages Theatre in Toronto, Canada. His work was exhibited in the China 10th anniversary Art Festival and in the Hong Kong Art Festival in 2006.
Chung Yiu has held solo oil painting exhibitions at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Design First Faculty, the Hong Kong City Hall, Taiwan, Toronto and Calgary of Canada. Chung Yiu also took part in charitable solo oil painting exhibitions to raise fund for the Medecins San Frontieres (MSF), North Korea Relief Fund, The Red Cross (Flooding in eastern China) and Lifeline Express (Road for Sight). Chung Yiu received appreciation letters from World Vision Canada in 1997 and Medecins San Frontieres (MSF) in 2002.
His works are collected by many galleries and institutes, such as Hung Fu Temple in Guai Zhou China, G. Zen Art Gallery in Kao Hsiung Taiwan, Ling Nan Oil Painting Research Organization in China, the Hong Kong University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, La Salle College and S.K.H Tin Wan Chi Nam Primary School. The Hong Kong Central Library has also put Chung Yiu’s paintings on CD-ROMs for educational use.
Chung Yiu’s paintings are based on the beauty of all types of natural life and beautiful scenery. His excellent use of color and his technical use of his paint brushes make everything come to life.