Aiai Zhang is the artist behind Breezy Bird Goodies, who creates artwork using beautiful soft watercolours and mixed media. Her love for flora and fauna subjects are expressed in a contemporary style, to bring nature 'like a breath of fresh air' to people's homes. Many of her baby animal designs are popular for decorating nursery and children's rooms. Aiai's favourite aspect is working with different colour palettes. From time to time, her unique designs are printed and handmade into textile gifts.
Aiai lives in the leafy northern suburbs of Sydney, Australia with her husband and son. She has loved art from a young age, spending a lot of childhood in her grandfather's studio who was a Chinese painter and calligrapher. Life has its twists and turns, after graduating with a commerce degree from Sydney University in 2007, Aiai worked in corporate finance till 2015, the year she re-discovered her passion for painting. "I will never want to look back again after picking up my paint brush. Immediately in that moment, I knew in my heart where I belong".
Because of the versatile properties of watercolour, Aiai fell in love with this medium and started using it to capture subjects from nature on paper. Birds were her first inspirations hence the name of the business.Their chirping sounds always remind Aiai to step outside to breathe the fresh air and get closer to nature. She also creates to replicate this feeling into her paintings to share the joy of nature to other people.