Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Tanjung Lumpur 1

This is the Tanjung Lumpur Jetty. This fishing town is famous for ikan bakar. Most of the trawlers that go up Kuantan jetty to unload their fish will have to pass by this estuarine town. In this picture is an old boat awaiting repair. This was taken at low tide.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Maamor Jantan - Uniquely his own

Maamor Jantan is well known for his Cakcibor (Dragonfly) series.
I cannot find another artist who paints watercolour with his speed and style. As a friend, I have seen how works seem to materialise from his brush. Even as he is talking, his brush seems to have a life of its own, transforming a white piece of paper into a magical scenery of rustic village scenery or a nocturnal view of a kampung. Maamor's most famous is his Cakcibor (Dragonfly) series, however, he is well-versed in other subjects like village scenes, night scenes and such. He also does oil.

A scene of people watching a keroncong traditional concert performance in progress. Look at the colours.

A Volkswagen parked under the light of the night. 

Itik Serati or the Malaysian shelduck is well portrayed by Maamor.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Calvin Chua Cheng Koon - River in his heart


Calvin works in watercolour, oil and acrylic too.

Calvin Chua Cheng Koon, or more popularly known as Calvin Chua, is a veteran in watercolour. Hailing from Kedah, this 53 year old artist is a graduate of the KLCA with a Diploma in Fine Art. He is as active in his works as he is in the Malaysian Watertercolour Society.

A winner of many awards locally and abroad, Calvin has also exhibited in countries including Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Taipeh, and Japan. His River Series has found appeal locally and abroad too.

Children playing by the river.

The river is this artist's theme