Influenced by her grandfather and father, and born in a family of traditional Chinese medicine, Ms. Chan Lok San, the creator of Shu Xin Tang, has studied calligraphy and painting since she was a child. In her youth, she has accomplished outstanding achievement in the art field. Later in her life, she became a businesswoman and founded Kingworld Medicine Group (01110.HK) with her husband Mr. Zhao Li Sheng.
It wasn't until Ms. Chan Lok San had the chance in her twenties to meet the Buddhist monk Master Ben Huan who inspired her to consider the word “舒”(Shu), which is translated to the word “comfort”, and was encouraged by her father-like elder Mr. Li Zhilun to regain the road of calligraphy and painting. In 2005, in a calligraphic writing, Ms. Chan Lok San realized that the word "舍"（means “to give away”） in the word "舒（means comfort and also as the Shu part of Shu Xin Tang）" hints to a philosophy that says only if one is "willing to give" then she can search for the state of comfort, hereafter she created Shu Xin Tang (舒心堂，translated as the hall that comforts the heart).
Katherine Hu is a professional art appraiser and advisor of contemporary art, Asian fine and decorative art, and new media art. Katherine works with high profile collectors and clients in both the primary and secondary markets.Prior to establishing YH Art Advisory, she worked at major art auction houses and galleries in New York, including Christie's, Sotheby's and Doyle.
Katherine received her Master’s degree in Film Studies from New York University’s Tisch School of Art and Appraisal Studies Certificate from the Appraisers Association of America (AAA). She is a graduate of the Comprehensive Appraisal Studies Program run by the Appraisal Institute of America, the educational foundation of the Appraisers Association of America. In addition to her areas of expertise in contemporary art and Asian fine and decorative art, she also has extensive knowledge about the appraisal of Digital New Media art.