My professional career began as an interior designer. I subsequently set-up my own interior design company in Singapore, where I ran the consultancy for 20 years before moving to Adelaide, with my family, in early 2007.
I later attended watercolour painting classes at La Salle School of the Arts in Singapore, where I learnt from some of Singapore’s most eminent watercolour artists like Ng Woon Lam and Seah Kam Chuan, who is the president of the Singapore Watercolour Society. In 2004, I was elected a member of The Watercolour Society of Singapore.
During the years I spent running my company in Singapore, I continued to pursue my passion for painting, especially with watercolours. I contemplated the idea of working as a full time watercolour artist. With this in mind, I embarked on painting trips around Asia. Many of my works were displayed in Singapore galleries and exhibited at art shows in Singapore and abroad.
After migrating to Adelaide I entered a number of Rotary art shows and when I won my first major prize, it gave me the confidence to express myself in this wonderful medium. I am captivated by the Adelaide streetscapes and rural landscapes, as well as the stunning colours of the Australian bush. I have developed a love of the Flinders Ranges and have exhibited many paintings of that area.
I joined the Royal South Australian Society of Arts in 2008 and have been a Fellow member since 2009. In 2014 I tutored one of the Society's summer school workshops. The friendships I have formed and the guidance I have received from fellow Society members have been invaluable to me. I am also a member of the Singapore Watercolour Society, the South Australian Watercolour Society and the Red House Group - Gallery M. I was a member of the Painters of the Flinders Ranges.
Alan’s exhibition running daily from Sunday May 5th till June 15th.
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