Like her lithographs, Ng Yuen Wa's images of Hong Kong are full of life, vitality and vibrant colours (see left). No wonder her works can be found not only in the Hong Kong Museum of Arts and the soon-to-be-open Heritage Museum but also the SAR's overseas trade offices in San Francisco, Washington DC and Geneva. For Ng, Hong Kong is a metropolis where people can freely pursue their dreams. 'I really love this place. I liked it the first time I visited the city,' says the Guangzhou-born artist, who has now lived in Hong Kong for 17 years. 'I think this city has style and it shines like its reputation, the Pearl of the Orient.' Her love and optimism for the city is reflected in her lithographs. Each has up to 10 colours. Ng says: 'It is a lot more time consuming to produce coloured lithographs. You basically need to add on one layer of colour after another - not everyone has the patience to do that.' The Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art graduate received a Fellowship for Artistic Development from the Arts Development Council two years ago amid other prizes. Not bad for someone who has just turned 30. 'But for an artist, being 30 is very old,' Ng says. 'For a lot of artistic geniuses like Picasso, they had already peaked [by their 30s].' The artist now teaches Western-style water and oil painting at her studio in Central. Her lithograph exhibition at the Fringe will feature a collection of 29 pieces from the past two years. Her solo show runs from October 19-30 at the Montblanc Gallery from noon to 9pm, Monday to Saturday. Also on show at the Fringe is Japanese multimedia artist Torii Yukari who specialises in collages. She likes to include all her favourite photographic images, magazine clippings and even her small toys. She says putting all photos and pictures of her favourite objects together with her own hands is the best way of expressing her thoughts and deep feelings. College Art will run until the end of this month at the Nokia Gallery.