Pau Ling was awarded the Aon prize in the 2017 Lloyd's Art Group Exhibition for her mastery across oil, pencil and charcoal.
Her journey in art began at a young age in Malaysia where she trained in Chinese Ink Painting from age 10 and had her first solo exhibition aged 13. Since then she has exhibited her art and calligraphy internationally, including Malaysia, Singapore, China and the UK.
She studied architecture in the UK and became RIBA Part II qualified in 2010. In 2014, she qualified as an actuary and now works for the Bank of England.
While travelling in Europe, she was inspired to explore European art. In 2015, she dabbled briefly in oils for the first time. She promptly received her first commission and sold a painting for charity. In 2017, she returned to oils more seriously and began experimenting with charcoal whilst endeavouring to incorporate oriental artistic sensibilities in her work.
Outside of work and painting, she is a keen tennis player and indulges in the odd spot of long distance cycling and piano playing. She has a weakness for quirky glasses and is always on the lookout for her next pair.