Lay Hoon (also known as Arty Guava) is an artist currently living in Vancouver, Canada. Born and raised in Penang, Malaysia, her aesthetics are heavily influenced by her Asian heritage and her relationship with the natural world.
She began her career as a bioengineer but very quickly made the switch to art and design. Her style is bold and colourful with a hint of Asian spice.
Harmony is an important theme running through her work. People living in harmony with other people, people living in harmony with nature, people living in harmony with the environment, people being in harmony with themselves. Hope is therefore key for her - hope that everyone and everything will 'get along'.
She loves injecting joy into people's lives through her artwork.