About the Artist
Nature On The Wall
Heritage Footprints
Still Life - Oil Painting
Different Strokes
The Postcard Story
Gems of Heritage
Postcard Stories
Kuala Lumpur Sketchbook
Penang Sketchbook
Landmarks of Selangor
Landmarks of Perak
Malacca Sketchbook
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Nature On The Wall

Pointillism is another distinctive character of my watercolors. Ever since I first rediscovered this unique technique in 1989, I use it constantly in my works especially on trees and greenery sometimes even apply to the entire painting to give a different perception, mostly on painting scenery of nature.

Green - Kuala Woh; medium size=240 pixels wide
Kuala Woh, Cameron Highlands - 45x65cm - 1991 (Artist collection)

Living in nature; medium size=240 pixels wide
Living in Nature (Artist Collection)

8 days in the valley; medium size=240 pixels wide
Eight days in the Valley, Cameron Highlands (Petronas Gallery Collection)

If you take a walk up the hills of Cameron Highlands, you'll realise that there are more than just tea plantations in sight. Solitary units of bungalows scatter throughout the hills, standing tall against the test of time.

It is my wish to capture the impressions that the bungalow makes. Therefore, I decided to paint a bungalow from a combination of inside and outside views; which gave birth to "Eight Days In The Valley". Instead of looking at the paintings, try looking through it, to feel and to experience an artist's point of view. In general, the architecture and interior of the building reminds us much of colonial influences. Yet, amidst the European style lies a distinct Malaysian touch - her tropical greenery and floras in abundance. In this, I have chosen to depict the greens as expressive as possible. It's a painstaking process of very fine strokes - "Pointillism", painting plants and trees leaf by leaf, clover by clover.

With the high-rising sky-scrapers of the metropolis, city dwellers will find much comfort in nature. A haven like this provides solitude and serenity to both mind and soul. Hence, conservation of nature is essential. I sincerely hope that, through the paintings, people will treasure the environment, a pristine and priceless heritage for all. In an effort to immortalise the beauty of our homeland, I present you the "Nature On The Wall Series - Eight Days In The Valley".

Highlands Moonlight; medium size=240 pixels wide
Highlands Moonlight, Cameron Highlands

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