COME MEET OUR TEAM
The self-taught arts enthusiast founded Colour My World in January 2000 and has since been instrumental in growing the studio. Anna Tam is a firm believer in the core purpose of arts education, which is to create successful human beings capable of leading meaningful and productive lives. She advocates the need for outside-the-box thinkers, strategic planners, problem solvers and trend setters in all industries and corporations. Anna left the corporate life to pursue a passion for the arts and arts education. She enjoys photography, collects ceramics, and developing her culinary know how.
Bernard Henin is an author of non-fiction books for one of the world’s biggest publishers. Having contributed articles for magazines and journals in Hong Kong, Singapore, and India, Bernard is also a public speaker at international schools and public events locally. Bernard currently coaches communication arts at Colour My World and supports the company as an internal management consultant. When Bernard is not at work, he enjoys running, spending time with his family, as well as finishing writing his next book for Springer to be published in 2021.
Cannon Yau is a highly experienced Art & Crafts facilitator, and an integral participant in the development and design of workshops and art tour programmes at Colour My World. He also occasionally dabbles in graphic design. Outside of work, he is a self-proclaimed former adventurer/traveller of questionable locales, but that all ended with marriage (and child). Cannon heads the Explorer’s Art workshops.
Daryl Walker has been teaching for over 14 years across USA and Asia. He is an avid animal lover and a certified tech geek. He has directed Colour My World’s Centre Stage Productions since 2016 with Fairytale Rejects, which he also penned. When he is not teaching and designing performing arts programmes, he loves to chill and watch Sci-Fi. Daryl is the Head of Performing Arts and Business Strategy at Colour My World.
Frederique Decombe is a French artist with over 25 years’ experience in France, the UK and Hong Kong. During this time she has developed her art practice and curatorial projects and has recently received the support of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. After teaching in the public and private sector in the UK, she has joined Colour My World as Head of Art and oversees the Mentor Studio and Textile programmes. She encourages her students to explore and experiment with a wide range of techniques and processes inspired by contemporary art and design practices.
Jacqueline Shiu’s love of art began at the age of 12 when she saw a painting by Paul Delaroche, The Execution of Lady Grey, at the National Gallery. She was drawn by Grey’s hyper realistic white silk dress that shone amongst the thick sinister garments of the crowd behind her. Since then, Jacqueline has been searching for the ability to puppeteer such emotions through oil painting. In between studies abroad, and her own pursuits in painting, Jacqueline coaches the Sketchbook Studies & Painting and Mentorship programmes at Colour My World.
Lora Favell is from North-West of Wales. A trained Musical Theatre graduate with 4 years’ professional performing and performance teaching experience, Lora has successfully completed contracts in the UK and Disneyland Paris. In between her performing pursuits, Lora planned and led dance and drama workshops at schools, involving choreographing pieces for a Welsh national competition. Lora has a natural ability with children and a love for the arts. She currently hosts Musical Theatre and Vocal/Dance workshops at Colour My World.
Lucinda Mok is a visual artist who loves to create art that connects people. Along with sculpture, ceramics and textile art, Lucinda often creates interactive installations and immersive performances with the aim of sparking conversation and participation amongst viewers. At Colour My World, she enjoys working with the Explorers and Core Artists. She is also engaged in collaborative projects and programme design. Lucinda is an avid food and animal lover who explores and is always up for an adventure!
Roy Cheung has been a music enthusiast since he was 6, and is a music and sound recording professional. Apart from his technical incline, he tries to get out from the dark indoors and soak up the sun whenever he can. At Colour My World, he designs and teaches the music programmes. He is also the Musical Director for past Centre Stage Productions. Outside of work, he finds conversation with friends the best past time.
With over 10 years of administrative experience working in commercial, education and NGO sectors, Tiffany is devoted to deliver quality customer support and satisfaction. A quick thinker and proactive problem solver, Tiffany ensures all protocols and processes run smoothly for the CMW Team. In her pastime, she enjoys singing, watching movies and theatre performances, and spending time with her beloved dog, a gigantic Alaskan Malamute.
Vivien Thumb is a Hong Kong based artist who is very much inspired by the nature of her surroundings, and this is reflected in her paintings. Vivien has been a visual art facilitator at Colour My World since 2011, teaching various programmes to diverse age groups using a wide range of media. She is also the Studio Manager and takes charge of administrative tasks. In her down time at Colour My World, Vivien likes to help out with the annual production, making props and sets.
Yasmin Baratova is an illustrator and designer who coaches the Ready-Set-Draw programme at Colour My World. Her experience as part of the winning duo of HKDL ImagiNations competition helped solidify her interest in creating a storytelling experience. She finds her Central Asian heritage a source of constant inspiration and love for pattern, ornament, and texture. Things that she enjoys in her downtime are reading up on Central Asian history, cooking for friends, and practicing her craft.