We now have a number of talented artists, illustrators and designers whose prints and photography we sell at the Lion Rock Press. It's time to introduce you to some of the people behind the prints! Noble Wong is sharing a bit more about himself and the inspiration behind the work he creates.
I always find different kinds of buildings in Hong Kong are quite fascinating. Local small shops, restaurants, villages in countryside and interactions of people are all favourite features I love to include in my sketches.
Through urban sketches, I explore and understand the surroundings, and establish a connection with the city.
I founded Noble Sketchbook, a studio specialised in visual artworks, and worked as a full-time artist in 2016. I am very happy to have participated in many interesting illustration and mural projects, including Central Market, Tai Kwun Renovation, Hong Kong Urban Canvas, Artlane, Shanghai Street 618 and Weave hotel murals. I enjoy the fun and challenges of my projects.
2. Trams and traffic, shopping malls and restaurants all light up at Hennessy road, Causeway Bay. A sleepless corner of the city.
3. Dai Pai Dong - refers to those food stalls operating on the roadside with foldable tables, chairs and no air-conditioning, and it is part of the collective memory of Hong Kong people.
4. Maryknoll Convent School - this is a Roman Catholic girls' school with primary and secondary sections at Kowloon Tong. In March and April, a sea of colourful flowers (rhododendrons) blooms on the hillside of the school. So beautiful I couldn't help but sit down for hours to sketch this view.
6. A magic moment when a tram slowly passing through this busiest corner of the city, the "ding-ding" sound and the irregular shape of the new and old buildings bring you the energy of city life
Favourite thing to do or see in Hong Kong
I love sketching in Wanchai, Central for their busy streets, shops, restaurants, and heritage. I often sketching in Sham Shui Po, Mongkok and Yau Ma Tei, because there are many old buildings and shops. I love sketching in countryside too, like Nam Sang Wai and Sheung Shui for the wetland and local farm. Hiking is also my favourite things to do in Hong Kong. I have joined Oxfam trail walker and HK100 trail run several times!