Wanru started fine art training when she was 9. Her dad taught her the basics of sketching and introduced watercolour into her life. She has been practicing ever since. She studied photography at university. She enjoyed the celluloid film world and learned so much from being a graphic designer and commercial photographer. In 2011, Wanru and her husband decided to have an adventure in Bangkok, Thailand. After spending 5 amazing years living in the tropical land, they moved to Canada and found their home in Vancouver, the place she began to pursue the dream she had when she was little.
Wanru likes to use watercolour sketches and Holga cameras to document the places that have moved her and focus on the quiet, calm side of the views.
Her most recent project is the circle watercolour paintings of Canadian landscapes. Her idea is to use watercolour as a medium to connect Canada with her Chinese heritage.
Wanru calls these circles 'Moon Gates.' She wants to translate the experiences she has had in Suzhou Gardens into her paintings. The little delightful excitement of peaking through the Moon Gates garden doors and the experience of the quiet movement of nature.