PENANG (Pulau Pinang) with its scenic landscape and special charm has attracted artists for a long time, and also has drawn the attention of art lovers form far and near to this tropical charming island. It is the cradle of Malaysian art. As early as in the 18th century, the British painters had created many water-colour and oil paintings to depict the idyllic views of Penang. A group of pioneer local artists namely Abdullah Ariff, Ibrahim Abu Bakar, Chuah Thean Teng, Khaw Sia, Kuo Ju Ping, Lee Cheng Yong, Tay Hooi Keat and Yong Mun Sen started to gather together to paint the scenery and life of the village folks. Their paintings have become an integral part of Malaysian cultural heritage.
The artistic tradition of Penang is a continuing growth and development. The cohesive characteristic of Penang art by 3 generations of Penang artists reflect their love for art, life and culture.
enchanting penang watercolours by tan choon ghee
Penang, the place where i live in, has lots of characters for its old buildings, street scenes of the day to day living, all these were cleverly captured by the famous tan choon ghee and presented in different media of expression, i wish to share with u all this enchanting place with lots of love.
i will start off adding some very beautiful watercolour by many talented and famous artist works, some of them will be for sale soon.