Our artist Lorette Roberts, currently in Hong Kong and signing books at Dymocks Sai Kung tomorrow, is featured in the SCMP’s Young Post.

Her passion for drawing dates back to her childhood. “As a child, I drew before I wrote. I used to draw a picture when I couldn’t spell a word,” she says.

She first got hooked on Asia, and Hong Kong in particular, at boarding school in Britain. “My best friend was from Hong Kong. I heard so much about the city that I felt like I’d lived there too,” she says.

Despite her passion and talent, she wasn’t able to study art in college. Instead, she trained and worked as a nurse. Roberts returned to painting after becoming a mother, and published her first book in 2004. Her books have been selling well ever since. To this day, she can’t believe she earns a living from following her passion.

Read the full story here.