Maggie grew up in Hong Kong where she learnt to speak Cantonese and write Chinese characters. She later learnt Chinese painting. Since she has lived in the UK she has continued to practise the art and has taught it for many years. Maggie has produced three books on the subject the latter one being the most comprehensive book covering all aspects of Chinese Brush painting. She also exhibits and sells her paintings and gives talks and demonstrations to art groups.
Maggie's lessons and demonstrations consist of an introduction to the history of Chinese painting including symbolism (which plays an important part of the composition) and the traditional materials used. Maggie follows this with demonstration of painting and the techniques used.