Monday, September 03, 2007

Meet batik artist GM Choo

I stumbled upon Mr GM Choo from Johor at the Batik Craft Exhibition and Sale at the Conlay Crafts centre recently. Sale was slow, so Choo availed himself to painting some miniatures using batik colours, in the style of watercolour painting, on paper.

Here I feature Choo at work and one of the scenes he painted. This is of a kampung scene, reminiscent of those done by the pioneer artists such as AB Ibrahim and Yong Mun Sen.

Choo says that he does mostly acrylics and oil although I only saw his batik work on display for sale there.

His watercolour miniatures are also interesting and the slightly larger than postcard sized pieces painted that day were going for RM60 a piece, quite a bargain.


kyle_michelson1 said...

I bought a couple of his Batik's when I visited Melaka. I met him in person, and he was very excited to show me his works. His oil paintings were very impressive, but I couldn't afford the 3000 Ringgit price tag.

Swee said...

Kyle, it is okay. Not all the prices artists set are affirdable. Just buy when you can afford.