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RAINB.W (Rainbow) is an artist based in Hong Kong.

RAINB.W (Rainbow) is an artist based in Hong Kong. She graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a BA in Fine Arts (Art History) and Psychology, and later a MSocSc in Counselling. 

Among the various mediums that Rainbow works with, she found particular interest in the art of watercolor early on in her artistic career. Appreciating its fluid, flowing properties, it is “a medium that exudes life, movement, one that can never be fully controlled yet wholly beautiful in its nature”. Her intrigue with this form thus began her journey in painting watercolor nightscapes and cityscapes, embarking on the challenge of this unlikely pairing — soft and transparent watercolors, with dark and high contrasting nightscapes of the city.

Over the years, Rainbow has created a number of series and collections exploring light and color on the depiction of environments and spaces. Painting has become the medium through which she ventured to see the world around with wonder; to see the world in all its glorious beauty and serenity, with awe. In the last decade, Rainbow’s work has been exhibited and collected both locally in Hong Kong and internationally across the world. She has been featured in South China Morning Post, ViuTV, Vogue Hong Kong, RTHK, Localiiz, MingPao. Rainbow’s paintings have been exhibited in Wan Fung Art Gallery, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, PMQ, Gallery by the Harbour, Hong Kong Arts Collective, The Affordable Art Fair, Asia Contemporary Art Show and many more. 

Beyond watercolors, Rainbow is also interested in exploring the digital medium as she describes its sense of limitless potential in creating the imagined. You may view more of her works on instagram or on this page.

You may also find her available original paintings and art prints on this website.

On the process of painting:

In a field of blank white space, of void, of potential, you place a myriad of lines.
Colors that aren’t quite there yet, they approximate order, it’s something but not something yet.
More strokes you add, each stroke and dot adds or detracts from the form,  you eventually bring forth balance.
That balance is somewhat satisfying to the eye, it brings beauty, and from it you see more.


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BA in Fine Arts (Art History) and Psychology. The University of Hong Kong.
MSocSc in Counselling, The University of Hong Kong.

Solo Exhibitions

2022 Before Dawn, Presented by JCCAC, at PMQ, Hong Kong
2019 兩點水 at Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre
2017 “Pause for a Second”, Presented by Rainze Gallery, Hong Kong
2015 “A Walk at Night”, Presented by Voxfire Gallery, Hong Kong
2015 “Journey to Places”, Presented by Wan Fung Art Gallery, at Gallery by the Harbour, Harbour City, Hong Kong
2014 “Moments”, Presented by Wan Fung Art Gallery, Hong Kong
2014 “Moments”, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Visiting Artist and Artist Demonstration Invitation

2023 HKU Fine Arts and Art History Alumni Association, Hong Kong
2021 Wah Yan College, Hong Kong
2019 Diocesan Girls’ School, Hong Kong
2019 Pui Tak Canossian College, Hong Kong
2018 A Symphony of Watercolor, Ontario Canada
2018 The Justice Conference Asia, Hong Kong
2018 International Watercolor Festival, Prague Czech Republic
2018 Fabriano in Acquarello, Fabriano Italy
2017 Fong Shu Chuen District Elderly Community Centre, Hong Kong
2018 Sai Kung Art and About, Hong Kong
2017 Renaissance College, Hong Kong
2017 Tung Wah Group of Hospital Elderly Centre, Hong Kong
2017 International Watercolor and Spirit Triennial, Bulgaria

Select Press + Publications

2023 Milk Motor Club, Volume 40 (Sept-Nov Issue)
2022 Hong Kong Arts Collective, Interview: We Talk to Rainb.w
2021 ViuTV, 《大神樂小區》
2021 Hong Kong Commercial Radio 881903【馬路自己友】回憶的街道畫下思念| 城市畫家
2021 Splash 22, Best Of Watercolor, Presented by Artists Magazine and American Artist
2021 Hong Kong Vogue 支持本地藝術家 | 最新展覽「Driven 」集合17位藝術家作品
2021 Hashtag Legend, “Driven” featuring 17 Hong Kong artists
2020 Cityscape Corners, Watercolor Collection by Rainbow
2020 Splash 21, Best Of Watercolor, Published by North Light Books
2019 Splash 20, Best Of Watercolor, Published by North Light Books
2018 Splash 19, Best Of Watercolor, Published by North Light Books
2017 International Watercolor Magazine (September issue)
2017 Splash 18, Best Of Watercolor, Published by North Light Books
2016 The Artist’s Magazine, January/February 2016 Issue
2015 中國當代水彩畫精品集, 第⼀集
2015 Hong Kong Economic Journal, August 4 2015 Feature
2015 HK Magazine, March 2015 Feature
2015 Rainbow Tse Watercolour Collection
2015 South China Morning Post, Interview
2014 Localiiz Hong Kong, Interview
2014 Southwest Art Magazine, December Issue

Group Exhibitions

2024 The Affordable Art Fair, HKCEC Hong Kong
2024 「天人共創」水墨概念第八次藝術展 8th Ink Concept Art Exhibition, Central Library Hong Kong
2024 NWS RSW International Exhibition, Organized by The National Watercolor Society x The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour, Edinburgh, Scotland.
2023 Christmas Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Collective.
2023 The Affordable Art Fair, HKCEC Hong Kong
2023 Summer Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Collective.
2023 "This Place We Call Home", Presented by W Hotel and Hong Kong Arts Collective.
2022 The Affordable Art Fair, HKCEC Hong Kong
2022 “Square Prints Gen Two”, The Hong Kong Arts Collective x Musubi Hiro, Hong Kong
2021 “Driven”, The Hong Kong Arts Collective x Zung Fu, Hong Kong
2021 The Affordable Art Fair, HKCEC Hong Kong
2021 International Pyrenees Watercolour Contest & Exhibition 2021, Pyrenees France
2021 Indonesia International Watercolor Competition and Exhibition
2021 遇見水彩全國第三屆水彩畫網絡展
2021 “Brushstrokes of Harmony” 2021 California First International Online Juried Exhibition
2021 World of High Watercolor II International Art Festival, Moscow
2020 廣西水彩畫年度展, GuangXi China
2020 “Square Prints” Group Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Collective, Hong Kong
2019 “Homegrown”, Hong Kong Arts Collective, Hong Kong
2019 The Affordable Art Fair, HKCEC Hong Kong
2018 “Embrace Life” Watercolor Exhibition, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
2018  “A Symphony in Watercolor” Boynton House & Richmond Green, Ontario Canada
2018 “1st International Watercolor Festival of IWS Czech Republic”, Gallery Manes, Prague
2018 “Midsummer Flowers” Hong Kong Watercolour Society, Cultural Centre Hong Kong
2018 The Affordable Art Fair, HKCEC Hong Kong
2018 “Fabriano in Acquarello”, Fabriano Italy
2017 Tones of Festival - Modern Hong Kong Watercolour, Sun Museum Hong Kong
2017 “BlessAsia” International Art Exhibition by Chinese Visual Artists, Hong Kong
2017 “2nd India International Watercolor Biennale”, AIFACS, New Delhi India
2017 “Thessaloniki Watercolor Salon II”, EMS Gallery, Thessaloniki Greece
2017 第一屆大衛國際水彩大獎賽, Qilu Museum of Art, Shandong China
2017 第三届中国(青岛)水彩新人新作展, Qingdao China
2017 IWS Vietnam Biennale Watercolor and Love, Hanoi Vietnam
2017 Hong Kong Watercolor Society Annual Member Show, Cultural Centre Hong Kong
2017 Lingang Shanghai International Watercolor Exhibition, China
2017 Heritage@rt International Watercolor Exhibition, Indonesia
2017 第四屆絲綢之路國際藝術節, Xi An, China
2017 “水彩再現“ 2017當代國外水彩名家作品展 RE-INTERPRETATION 2017 – International Contemporary Watercolor Exhibition, Tian Zi Fang Art Center, Shanghai
2017 Lushan International Watercolor Festival, China
2017 1st Jordan International Watercolor Forum 2017, Jordan
2017 “上善若⽔水” Hong Kong Cultural Centre Exhibition Hall
2017 “Chinese Watercolor Master Invitational Exhibition”, Zeugma Mozaik Muzesi,Gaziantep Turkey
2017 “Colors of Early Summer” Hong Kong Guilin Exchange Exhibition, Guilin
2017 The Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong
2017 Society of Watercolor Artist International Juried Exhibition, Texas USA
2017 NWWS 77th Annual International Open Exhibition, USA
2017 5th Shenzhen City Art Fair, Shenzhen
2016 Telling Stories: Of Times and Spaces, UOB Art Space, Hong Kong
2016 International Watercolor Society China Exhibition, Shanghai, China
2016 1st International Watercolor Young Masters Invitational Exhibition, Handan, China
2016 “Love United” International Watercolor Biennale, Hong Kong
2016 Watercolor International III Thessaloniki, Greece
2016 “Watercolor Continent from East to West” Stieglitz Academy, St. Petersburg
2016 “Fabriano in Acquarello”, Fabriano Italy
2016 The Asia Contemporary Art Show, Conrad Hotel Hong Kong
2015 The First International Watercolour Society of Hong Kong Exhibition, Hong Kong
2015 1st International Watercolour Society of India Exhibition, India
2015 36th Annual International Juried Exhibition, Pennsylvania Watercolour Society
2015 “Castra 2015” International Watercolour Society Slovenia
2015 “LWS 45th International Exhibition”, Louisiana Watercolor Society, Academy Gallery, New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts.
2015 The World Watercolor Triennale 2015, Hanagaram Gallery at Seoul Arts Center and Seoul Museum of Art at Gyunghui Palace, Seoul Korea
2015 Watercolor Mail Art Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Greece
2015 The 7th Continental Watercolor Art Hwa-yang Award, National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei City, Taiwan
2015 Hong Kong Watercolour Society Annual Member Show, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
2015 The Asia Contemporary Art Show, Conrad Hotel Hong Kong
2015 “Modern Landscape Watercolour Exhibition” Wan Fung Art Gallery Showroom Hong Kong
2014 “Open Water” The Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour Juried Exhibition CSPWC, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto Canada
2014 “Closer: A Miniature Art Show” PubArt Gallery, Hong Kong
2014 International Students Visual Arts Contest-cum-Exhibition, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
2014 “Young Emerging Artists Group Exhibition”, ArtTube, Central.

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