Hong Jiang, also known as Katy is a visual artist, an interior designer, as well as a children’s book writer illustrator.
She was born and raised in Shanghai, China. At age of four, Katy started to learn art. She had many years of art training both in Chinese brush painting and still life drawings. She won a few ( Chinese)national children Art awards in her youth time.
Katy didn’t continue pursuing art career due to the financial pressure. Instead, she had a bachelor degree in interior design and worked as a designer for more than ten years.
In 2006, two years after she immigrated to Australia, with the support from her husband Katy finally returned to her art career. She studied Contemporary Visual Arts in TAFE Perth and since then she has been working as a full time artist and illustrator.
Katy has various art skills, including pencil sketches/drawings, ink/watercolour/acrylic painting and digital graphics.
Since 2017, Katy has been an active SCBWI member in the Australia West region. She has written and illustrated two children’s books so far. They are “Sandy and the magic Chinese book” (JF, self-published), “Sandy’s Wild Blossom” (JF, seeking publication). “Fabulous Sandcastle” is a new picture book in the making.