Born :(born 1970)
Soon Lai Wai was born in 1970 in Penang, Malaysia. He is now based in Kuala Lumpur. Soon Lai Wai graduated with Diploma in Saito academy of Design College then started to worked as artist in local and oversea advertising company in 1992 to 1997, until 1997 he become a full time artist focus on produce artwork. Moreover, Soon Lai Wai studied Chinese painting for seven years before turning to oils and acrylics thereby combining them in his work. He has his first solo exhibition in 2004 at Balai lukis hall – NSTP daily newspaper KL.
From buddhist practitioners perspective, lotus represent to purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration and rebirth. Lotus root is in the mud of murky river water, however the flower bloom with clean petals, its characteristics are a perfect analogy for the human condition. Lotus is the trademark of Soon Lai Wai, this might the reason why he wanted to illustrate lotus.