Gaa Wai

Dear viewer,

Welcome to Gaa Wai! Here, you can follow my personal journey as an amateur artist and my thoughts on the visual world.

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I was born and raised in California, USA, and I currently reside in the Central Valley. I am using my common name in Chinese:

 or “Gaa” means “family” 

瑋 or “Wai” is a word for a particular kind of jade, or it can mean “valuable.” 

It’s spelled according to the Cantonese dialect, which is spoken in and around Hong Kong.

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I’ve had small, occasional bursts of creativity, particularly from 2008-2010. Then in 2017, I decided to begin this blog, so I can keep everything in one place.

What I offer here may be sporadic, but I hope to grow as an artist and I’d like to share that journey with others.

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If you’re new to this site, you can look for older posts, by clicking on the menu button (top, right) and then browsing the calendar. Or you can browse by category.

GW includes posts in which I share my own work.

Copy includes posts in which I share copies of others’ work.

For a general overview of each category, click on Gaa Wai or Copy under “Menu.”

I hope you enjoy your stay here, and feel free to leave a comment or contact me using my Contact form. Or you can send me an email via


PS You can also find me at Saatchi and Patreon, and I keep a second blog, for my writing, at