Winter Memories (2019 1st Quarter)
What a first quarter of 2019 it has been.
It kicked off in New York with an exhibit for a month then off to Los Angeles for an art fair. It circled around and went to Florence, Italy to receive an award for artistic merit and a side trip to France to receive a certificate of excellence award. Not even the coldest winter can stop my artworks from going where they were supposed to be.
In between these milestones, so many wonderful things happened. Few more awards and inclusion in online international juried exhibitions to receiving an invite to participate in an Art Fund Raising Campaign, which led to meeting new collectors and buyers, to forging new friendships and the list could go on.
Thank you to all art curators, art consultants and art jury from USA, Italy and France. You have given me the best Winter Memories!
December 09, 2018
May 30, 2018
LET'S PAINT THE WORLD WITH LOVE....
My artwork Music of the Universe made it to The Healing Power of Arts and Artists Anniversary Celebration Online Exhibition. Chosen as one of the 70+ outstanding artists selected from different parts of the world to partake on this exhibition opened up something more in me.
What touched, moved and inspired me is the fact that in one platform, 70 plus artists from different parts of the world with diverse backgrounds and genres got together for one cause, took a stand for one belief, that is The Healing Power of Arts and ARTISTS. A platform where there is no question of race, gender, status and other labels society have dictated upon us (which, have unconsciously and consciously limited our expressions).
There is an obvious question that needs an answer. How does art heal? A straight forward question that can be answered in several ways. It can be logically or scientifically explained through the science of colors. It could be answered from a metaphysical perspective and from a personal experience. The answers are not meant to convince nor convert someone because words are not enough to explain something that is beyond words. The healing needs to be experienced and felt.
As I ponder (as I always do), it got into my knowing that what makes these arts healing is the energy of Love that each and every artist put into the creation of each painting. The LOVE energy that passes itself through the artist, expresses through the brushes or knives then on to the canvas. The LOVE energy that expresses itself in infinite ways and each expression is neither right or wrong, it is just is, like LOVE, encompassing of everything, of anything and anyone.
With what is going on in the world we live in today, can you imagine how artists could contribute to its healing? How we, as artists can in our own ways heal the world with our arts? How we, as artists can paint the world with LOVE. How we can heal the world one painting at a time.
May 13, 2018
THE JOY IN FREEDOM
Have you ever wondered what freedom really means and how does it feel? If it is a color, what color would it be? If it is a sound, what rhythm would it be. If you can taste it, would it be sweet?
As one of the top 5 Artists in Artist.com.sg online contest winner last October 2017, I was called to give the audience few words to tell them about myself and about my painting I call FREEDOM. It freaked me out a bit because it was not part of the program and I have not prepared anything.
Yet, the moment I started talking about my art and what I love about art, words were flowing so naturally and right there and then, I knew I could talk for hours about it.
What I love about being an artist is the exhilaration I experience every time I paint. Exhilaration is the feeling behind the freedom I have to express. The freedom to have no rules and boundaries. The freedom to lose myself in the moment and the freedom to not have any expectations. The freedom to create for the pleasure of creating. The freedom to experiment, the freedom to mess things up, the freedom to go through all the emotions in creating a piece. The best part of it is the freedom I have to accept and love myself in the process.