You may notice I have not blogged for a while now. But I have been busy at work, flying, and picking up my paint brushes again. And I am glad there is traction and many friends came forward to encourage my paintings and urged me to go commercial. Perhaps in time.
I have always been an artist. I have a liberal and free-form artistic expression (寫意派), and my medium is Chinese ink or brush painting (水墨畫). I have also dabbled with pottery, using a potter’s wheel and also free-form sculpting. I graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Art (NAFA) at its old campus at Saint Thomas Walk in 1979 – I was the youngest student in the class then (source).
I was caught up with work and business for such a long time, I stopped painting altogether for more than 36 years. However, I managed to get back painting again, using simple disposable pre-inked Japanese calligraphy brush pens and sketchbooks, instead of the traditional Chinese brushes, ground ink and cotton paper. Here are some recent sketches.
So, if you like a commissioned piece for your desk, or a framed piece, let me know and perhaps we can have a chat. And yes, I will write again soon.
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