A new gallery and shop will be available soon. It is exciting and challenging with the new formats but getting there!
Saturday, February 29, 2020
|A commission, Bouquet at Signal Hill|
Watercolor on watercolor paper
A very different time, that has slowly becoming adapted and adjusted to. It changed the whole year's plan for where I would be and as I am writing in the beginning of March 2021 from my studio in Kota Kinabalu, I must say I did my best to be.
My goal is to paint or create every day. The uncertainties ahead of the world is tremendously changing the way I regard all the things that were easily accessible by having the freedom to do what I want at where and when I want. I could say it is the same now, I decide and choose for everything, every aspects of life. But the frame is tighter and narrower. I decided that I want to embrace it all, come what may. After all, I am blessed with the roof over my head and a burning heart to create.
Friday, July 19, 2019
At the studio, I am in my favorite mode of being- creating!
I like to set up stations in the studio, or a room, to accommodate works of mine of different sizes for different exhibitions.
They serve as 'mood zones'. Which is vital for me to function as a creative painter. And helps to generate similar flow of work that I have been working the day before or earlier.
Right now I am preparing for the UK Bird Fair and Borneo Women's Art Exhibition.
It's warm in the tropics, luckily I am acclimatized as soon as I am back!
Friday, December 7, 2018
I will use these wonderful experiences, loading them gradually into my next art works. I must admit that it is a challenge, never before I have so much resources for my creative input and output! I am definitely overwhelmed.
In the ten days break from travelling in December, I shall be doing lots of organizing of my abundant artistic resources.
|A birthday card for a new friend from one of the trips on our itinerary envelope, featuring a Llama Family, as South American as can be expected! |
She was thrilled.
Friday, March 16, 2018
Part 1 : Strandvang, Denmark
|Step 1: Inked|
|Step 2: Coffeed!|
Absolutely my own original idea, my Bird Connect Paintings will be featuring Birds of English Garden this season.
|Inked and spattered!|
|First bird, a Gold Finch|
|Canvas 1. Birds of English Garden|
|Canvas 2. Birds of English Garden|
|Canvas 3. Birds of English Garden|
|Canvas 4. Birds of English Garden|
|Painting the birds. That feeling of joy, when working with colors! I'm happy.|
|Bullfinches & Hawfinch|
|I like the plain background. But I know I will add on , the colors outside the windows suggests more!|
How painting happens to me, is a process of transforming my passion, observations and fascinations of my surroundings. Channelling my energy into finding subjects, that can express my emotions through their colors, shapes and forms.
Open my mind, and let saturated in the atmosphere. When I am awake, the dreamy state makes it's marks. Love is in the air, Spring is in the air. Making the invisible visible. Therefore my art is created!
Monday, January 30, 2017
-The jungle scene with Borneo wildlife rooting in their habitats plus lush greens-
Emotionally, it is more.
Sitting in a room, the closest green is the climber on my balcony that managed from a floor below.
Overlooking the backyard garden, playground and the small hillside that once in a while the township workers come to clear, I enjoy the sightings of sunbirds, squirrels, chameleons, white breasted waterhens , emerald doves and common bubuls.
This small patch of green lung is the home for a small group of urban wildlife, that I hope will stay.
The Borneo Rainforest, the kingdom of animals is getting attention from humans, of different motives. The cooperation is after the economic and natural resources, the poachers after the ivory, feathers, skins and bones. The naturalists and environmentalists do their research and conservations.
The animals, they just want to wake up at the break of day and go to the river for a swim.
Or perch on a tree, or feed on the figs.
Or care for their youngs, or swing from tree to tree.
Physically, my back hurts with thoughts like this, and when I sit on the floor for too long, painting.
Emotionally, I am contented to be the story teller of the Utopia I have created.
|Going To The River|
152 x 80cm Oil on canvas Commission
Friday, October 7, 2016
So here's Borneo Art Base's Silent Ambassador, carrying the motifs of the wildlife representative, the birds.