Kristy Lau calls herself “Bitchy K” and says “I was a pretty weird kid”. The Sai Kung artist fell for Olde Hong Kong at a young age, egged on by her harbour pilot father. Candidly she says she has been plagued by spinal problems that led to three operations and now cannot get a job.
Kristy is running two small businesses from her Sai Kung home: she walks and cares for pets entrusted to her, and sells artwork and paintings on T-shirts of historical Hong Kong. You can order whatever you desire depicted on a t-shirt or canvas, except for “touristy stuff”. Kristy works from photos and she can do you a painting in two days and a t-shirt in a week. She insists each is unique, labeling them, e.g. “For Michael only”. Typically, a Kristy Lau historical t-shirt costs less than $1000.
Her t-shirts and paintings will be displayed at The Vault, Fringe Club, from 2 to 11 June, 11:00 am to 7:30 pm (except Sunday).