Chinatown Watercolour Illustration Quad 4 Card


Description & Details

Send someone a memory of Vancouver, Chinatown with this beautiful card of Chinatown storefronts by local artist Donna Seto.

The Chinatown Vancouver illustrations is a watercolour series featuring a number of historical buildings in Vancouver’s Chinatown. The paintings invite questions regarding place and memory, as well as dialogue that unravels and reimagines a Chinatown that once was and could be. Influenced by historic photographs of Vancouver, the colourful illustrations portray Chinatown during its thriving days when businesses such as Lim Sai Hor, Bamboo Terrace, Fuling, and Wing Sang were some of the pillars of the community. In 2022, the series was featured on Global BC and CBC News. 


  • Illustrations originally done using watercolour and ink on watercolour paper
  • Printed in small batches on 100lb card-stock
  • Blank inside
  • Envelope included
    Donna Seto

    Donna Seto

    Donna Seto (she/her) is a Vancouver-based self-taught watercolour artist who was once told that art wouldn’t get her anywhere. During the pandemic, she revisited her passion for art and started illustrating the buildings of Vancouver’s Chinatown. Donna is drawn to urban settings, marginalized communities, layered histories, and the complexity of memory, which she hopes to capture through her art.  She is also a writer with a research background in Politics and International Relations and works at the University of British Columbia. Donna is working on her first novel, a collection of short stories, as well as turning her illustrations of Chinatown into a book. She feels privileged to have grown up on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples.


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