Elsie Chiu is a self-taught artist working primarily with alcohol ink on a variety of synthetic papers and surfaces. Elsie uses heat to control and manipulate the natural flow and fluidity of the ink. This unique process allows her to create ethereal images that are vividly highlighted by depth, colour and movement. Her paintings are delicate, yet bold, playfully contrasting between light and dark. For Elsie, painting connects her to a deeper side, an emotional outlet and voice. Her inspiration and influences begin from everything she feels, sees, hears and experiences everyday.