My mission is to encourage people to develop creatively in whatever direction they choose, and to promote East-Asian ideas to help maintain good physical and mental health.
The word Zhu in Chinese means little hut, or place, so CamZhu roughly tanslates as Cam’s Place. The focus of the artwork involves Chinese characters and my writing tends to be inspired by the orient.
I am a digital artist, blogger and very occasional poet. I make digital art usually involving Chinese written characters in some way. Based in London, UK, I currently work full time for a social landlord and devote my free time to writing and artwork. You can see what I’ve been working on lately here.
I have recently been writing longer form blog articles about increasing creativity and productivity. The overall aim is to promote mindfulness and build self-esteem. I have been involved with various creative pursuits to date. These include writing, audio production, 3d modelling and digital art.
Digital Painting and Projects
I have learnt a lot about digital painting and art more generally from a professional artist named Aaron Rutten. I like his style and workflow and many of his videos are free to watch on his Youtube channel. A short bio of his and links to his products can be found by clicking here.
My first project involved creating a number of pieces of digital art to summarise a book on creativity and productivity. This book was called the Little Book of Thinking Big so I called the collection of pieces Thinking Big.
A selection of articles that I have written in the past year:
- Creativity and Dealing with Creative Block
- Exploring Spirituality
- Forgive the Past, Believe in the Future
I am currently writing and editing my travel memoir from six months of solo travelling round South East Asia in 2006. This was a formative time in my life and I think the trip had a profound effect on me so I would like to share the experiences.
The title for this project is ‘Transiting’. I have set up a dedicated website for the book here.
Here is a photo of me looking thoughtful in a forest in the Peak District;