Saturday, December 04, 2010

A Street In Malacca

 This is a work by my 15 year old student.  It is a picture of a street in Malacca where three religious places operate in harmony - a mosque (that's the pagoda-like structure with a green roof you see), a Buddhist temple (centre of the picture, with orange roof) and a Hindu temple (behind view). You can see the detailed brushwork below this picture.
Street in Malacca


Friday, November 26, 2010


This is one of the works by my 15 year old student. It is a tough subject and since this is her first attempt, I am proud that she has managed to capture all the colours.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Ashore – 6th Solo by Yong Look Lam

Ashore features Yong's watercolor techniques as he explores Malaysian culture and traditions through interpretations of fishing boats and aspects of rural life.

Dates: Oct 16 – 28, 2010
Venue: Pinkguy Gallery
AG02-Ground Floor, March Services Residence
Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-21662166

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Samad Ismail Portrait

I did this quite fast. It was one of those things that came through my mind after not touching watercolour for sometime. The man in this piece is the late A. Samad Ismail, veteran journalist and father of one of my colleagues.

Liew Choong Ching Watercolour Studies

If anyone can paint good portraits, then Liew Choong Ching can. These are exclusive studies he did for this website. In the beginning, he was quite reluctant to allow me to put it up until I managed to convince him that all good art, watercolour or oil, should be put up for all to see and appreciate. So, enjoy!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Maamor's New Work

These are two of waterfolourist Maamor Jantan's latest works. As you can see, the delightful Volkswagen Beetle is now part of the nostalgia Maamor has incorporated in his works.

Both pieces are on full size Imperial. Interested, please write to us.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

First Malaysian Art Auction Off To A Flying Start

Ibrahim Hussein's The Dream - RM455K

The first Malaysian Art Auction held by the Henry Butcher Auctioneers flew off to an impressive start with about RM1.5 million worth of local art business done. Heading the impressive sale was the late Ibrahim Hussein's work - The Dream (Acrylic on Canvas - 121cm by 121cm) 1969 - which went for RM500,500 – inclusive of the 10% buyer’s premium.

However, the greatest increase in price value was the pastel piece by Hoessin Enas (Peasant Girl - 48cm by 32cm - 1993) which went for RM44K, more than twice its expected price of RM20K.

Hoessein Enas's The Pesant Girl - RM41K

Yong Mun Sen's watercolour works The Bridge (1948) and Horse Carriage in Malacca (1953) went for RM23 and RM25K respectively.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

25th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

The organisers of the 25th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is calling for entries. Deadline is March 14th, 2010. From what I gather, the competition is open to all artists worldwide. If you are interested, get more information
here A fee is charged as well.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Rafiee Rahman's New Pieces

Rafiee Rahman has just returned from his trip overseas and he has come up with some vibrant pieces with lost of light. These are priced less than RM1,000. If you want to check out his work, write to me.


The artist with Cambodia

Cambodia (close-up)

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Calling Young Artists

Are you a Malaysian artist aged between 18 to 40? A competition cum exhibition event is being organised by ArtGroup International, an web-based international artists network managed by Galeri Art Point.

The top 3 winners win a cash prize and a one-month artist-in-residence in a country outside Malaysia. ArtGroup International in collaboration with Clap & Tap (USA), Boxhill Community Art Center (Australia) and Art of Nature (Hongkong) provide sponsorship for the Artist-In- Residence Porgram.

Award/Exhibition is done online by a panel of International Judges. A webpage will be provided for online judging. The 500 selected best works for the semi-finalis will be published at official website at

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

16 Year Old Who Paints Like A Pro

This is the work any father would proud to display. It is that of a kingfisher, painted by my 16 year old daughter in the medium she knows best, watercolour. The painting was her gift to her Biology teacher who had been promoted to the Education Ministry. Comments and critique welcome.