Sisters fuse love of animals and art for joint exhibition

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 10 August, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 10 August, 2005, 12:00am

A young trio of sisters will stage a joint exhibition of paintings to share their love of art and animals.

The sisters - Elizabeth Yiu Wing-yan, 14, Cheryl Yiu Wing-sum, 12, and Michelle Yiu Wing-lam, 10 - will have a total of 18 acrylic paintings displayed in the exhibition, which is their first.

The paintings are mostly of dogs, and other animals featured include a horse and a koala bear.

Surprisingly, the siblings have no pets at home, where their parents have banned pets. But the family has visited several zoos while travelling overseas.

The sisters say they create their drawings using photographs of animals as reference.

'It's a pity [we don't have pets] but we still very much enjoy drawing animals,' said Elizabeth.

The sisters say the most difficult animals to draw are the furry ones, which require a lot patience.

The exhibition, which opens at 3pm Sunday and runs until August 31, will be held at One Fine Day gallery, 3/F, 85 Queen's Road, Central.

Admission is free from 11.30am to 8pm, Tuesday to Sunday.