He was born in Hong Kong, China. He has established himself as an illustrator since he graduated from Ontario College of Art and Design.
For many years, Harvey's diversified approach in commercial assignments has also greatly reflected on his personal works. Human figure has always been a primary interest in his drawings, paintings and sculptures.
Harvey has received numerous awards through his career as illustrator. He has also created two series of coin design for the Royal Canadian Mint and most recently, the Year of the Rat stamp design for Canada Post.
In recent years, spiritual and natural forms has slowly emerged and taking central stage. Fantastical and hybrid forms are also found their place in Harvey's most recent exploration.
Ancient Diva (4x7)
Photograph by Harvey Chan
Between personal works and commercial commissions, Harvey also found time to teach drawing, painting and illustration at Ontario College of Art and Design, and Sheridan College. Harvey has taught figure sculpture at The Toronto School of Art.
Harvey lives in Toronto, Ontario.