Associate Member

Natalie Hui

Specialized in: Educational / Cultural / Social Advocacy driven projects

Natalie Hui is an illustrator under the artist name “chikatetsu_n”. She specializes in watercolour paintings. Her paintings are characterized by a cast of colourful characters and detailed nostalgic buildings. Most of her illustrations are spontaneous and intuitive. Subject matter and colour choice all come naturally as the illustration comes together. The ability to observe and draw minute details of everyday objects and scenes are particularly unique to her illustrations. She wants people to appreciate the immense variety of colours that surround them. 

Currently, she is working on initiatives with Caritas Institute of Higher Education and Po Leung Kuk to provide key illustrations for their youth programs that aim to provide life/career planning support and educational resources for underprivileged students. Recently, she worked with RTHK in partnership with one of their radio and tv programs to create a series of illustrations advocating strengthening family bonds.

She was also invited to work on a major wall art project to illustrate an entire floor of a newly developed co-living residence for university students and young entrepreneurs located in Yau Ma Tei.

She continues working with a local playgroup that gives city kids the rare chance to connect with nature and experience cultural/social diversity in more modest neighbourhoods. All the illustrations and activity sheets produced for their events reflect the aspiration to allow youth to broaden their perspectives and explore their own potentials. She has also worked with a centre for special needs youth to use art as a visualization tool for youth with autism, illustrating a picture book for a local school and parenting workbooks. 

This year, she was awarded a grant in Po Leung Kuk's young entrepreneur competition. In 2017, she was awarded the “Top 20 Outstanding Designer” by HKTDC at a local exhibition for creative entrepreneurs. She also had her first solo exhibition at two subway stations under MTR’s “Art in MTR” program from July to October 2017. Her second solo exhibition took place in July 2018.