When I draw or paint, I try to invoke parts of my life to fuel the painting. It makes it less boring for me to paint ideas of people I know.
The inspiration for the kids in the painting are Penny and Mark (my sister, who is Chinese, and my brother-in-law who was born in the UK) I like the idea of East meets West, and the girl is like... Let me show you my world!!! There's lots of opposites going on too. Girl and Boy, Country person and city person, East and West, and uh... Fish and Frog? Hehe, that probably doesn't count.