Beverly Fung graduated in 2011 from the Academy of Visual Art, Hong Kong Baptist University.
Fung’s style draws on Chinese painting techniques, with a contemporary interpretation. She created a bright and colorful character named “Fayea”, a chubby girl since 2009.
The artist is inspired by fat babies who are cute and adorable with a circular face and pink cheeked, “cucumber-like” arms, linear eyes, with a warm smile. Traditional Chinese society dictates being fat means healthy and god-blessed. The artist feels chubby people are usually sincere and kind. Fung emphasizes simplicity in her work, with the subject natural and without social classification. In her paintings, those fat babies act as adults; they eat, drink and walk. She creates the adult babies to nudge the audience to be defined by themselves, rather than the opinion of others.
Beverly Fung has participated in several joint exhibitions including “Delta Edges”, a travelling exhibition of emerging artists from the Pearl River Delta in 2011. “MINI-Ceramics exhibition” in JCCAC, Unit Gallery; “5th Asia International Art & Antiques Fair” in Hong Kong Asia World Expo in 2010 and “Playful Rebel” a collaborative art exhibition at Fotanian Artists Open Studios 2009.