To me sketching is as important as stretching. It is a way of finding new compositions and new expressions. Like a brainstorm with a brush to create a new painting. These sketches have been done with Chinese ink and acrylic. Ink is one of my favorite mediums to use. I realise that I often come back to the same symbols in my art, these kind of Asian ladies has been with me since childhood. Today they look different, but I can still recognize them.