Water Colour, 52 x 38 cm
USD 2,000 – 2,800
About the artwork
LP Chin Chun Wah presents scenes of old Singapore in his distinctive pen and wash technique which blends watercolour and markers. Depicted here are scenes of the Singapore River in the 70s, filled with bumboats carrying cargo to-and-fro from the godowns or warehouses to far-off destinations. The bustling waterway formed the lifeblood of the city-state, with trade as a key part of its economic success.
About the artist
Chin Chun Wah was a founding member of the Singapore Watercolour Society in 1969 and a budding artist that lead several art groups here in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was known for his sketches in pen and wash - a painting technique using marker pens and watercolours to depict scenes with light, deft strokes rendered within minutes. After graduating, he worked briefly at the former Radio and Television, Singapore, the Culture Ministry, as well as the Housing and Development Board as an artist and designer. He gave up painting when he joined developer Far East Organization as its advertising manager in 1977. He won first prize in the Parks and Recreation's logo design competition and a year earlier in 1976, attained the third prize in an art competition organized by OCBC Bank in conjunction with the completion of its skyscraper in Chulia Street. He retired from Far East in 1999 and became an avid golfer.Go to Chin Chun Wah's profile ›