I have committed to being open to those seeking art assistance and counselling. Since 2009, I have shared my skills and experience in the visual arts field with people at my home studio. This year is the Tenth Anniversary of the ongoing efforts.I am fortunate to have met outstanding people from all walks of life. They have different ages, professions and nationalities (Singapore, Britain, India, Netherlands, Nigeria, America, Japan, France, Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Russia, Myanmar, Costa Rica, Australia, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, Serbian, Korea, Portugal, Holland, Hong Kong, China, Ukraine and Tibet). Participants benefit from the art sessions. I am very happy to see them transform as the art journey develops. Some have become friends. I thank them for their friendship.To commemorate the 10th Anniversary, I decided to publish this website to record and promote the art they created. I have selected 133 unique and diversified pieces of art by 81 selected participants who practised art with me for some time between 2009 and 2019. I want to share it with everyone.Congratulations to the participants. I am proud of your works. I hope you continue to enjoy making art and sharing art with more people.
Prabhakara Jimmy Quek 20 November 2019
SELECTED WORKS133 WORKS FROM 81 SELECTED PARTICIPANTS
"Jimmy is a true artist. More than a skilled technician, his dedication to the craft has made him the free and authentic person that he is who is open to different notions of beauty.This translates into the peaceful environment that he provides for practice and is felt through his calm, patient and understanding demeanour when teaching.From him, I have learnt that I have a voice. For even when I run out of words, I now know to use colour, lines and shapes to communicate. He listens to my ideas and challenges me to consider the alternatives. His belief in me gives me the confidence to share my work and to explore different art forms.It is indeed one of life's blessings that our paths crossed 10 years ago. Today, I continue to enjoy the friendship and banter with a mentor in Jimmy and Siew Hooi, a true artist in her own right, who makes the community complete. Thank you for being advocates of honest expression and creativity." - Vivien Lee.
"I love art since school days. It makes me happy. After stopping for a while, the opportunity for me to continue to pursue my interest in art happened on Aug 2012, when a friend introduced me to Mr Jimmy Quek. At first, I thought I would only take up a few lessons, but now in 2019, I am already in my 7th year of painting with Jimmy. Initially, my image of an artist is one who will only teach the basics and keep the 'secret recipe' to himself, but Jimmy is certainly not such instructor. His teaching is profound and demonstrates in-depth insights into art. He is a sincere artist, earnest in imparting his experiences and knowledge to his students. He has no reservation nor intends to keep his 'secret recipe' when comes to teaching. He is there to inspire the next generation of painters, and one can certainly feel his passion for art.'Art is never-ending. Colour unifies and signifies one's inner world.'I am proud and privileged to learn under Jimmy's guidance. I humbly share my 5 paintings, to be part of 'Ongoing Art Sessions 10th Anniversary'. Congratulation Jimmy!" - Janivfer Lim.
"The reason why I wanted to be taught by Jimmy Quek was his open-mindedness towards art and his wonderful use of colours. His use of colour is so extremely beautiful. The combination of his colours and the vibrancy of them. It results in dreamy paintings representing an ideal world." - Bianca Kremer.
"My dog passed away two years ago. This oil painting keeps my memories of him alive. I also painted my daughter's mischievous cat and a good friend and her cat." - Jen Wong.
"As a graphic designer, I have to often adhere to the clients' design briefs and the design works that I produce do not reflect my true self. I am merely a shadow of my clients. However, through art, I can express myself freely as I come up with creations that portray my life's stories. Every story depicts different emotions and states of mind. The process of creating every artwork helps me to discover more about myself by having me to be true to myself. Thus, my journey of being an artist has been transformational as my life's changes are reflected through each artwork." - Tan Meng Jun.
"Congrats on your 10th Anniversary! Indeed, art journey is not that simple, in my humble opinion, it needs the basic 3Ps: passion, patience, perseverance. I can see that you have all these (of course also talent) and the hard work you have put in to promote art!" - Evelyn Chung.
Tan Meng Jun
Kho Che Kiat
Tay Yi Wen
Lim Si Hui
Arva Kayamali Rangwala
Ho Kuan Yu
Fang Hui Min
Tan Eng Chew
Chua Si Hui
Vina P Hermanto
Tong Puay Keng
The following participants (artists) are gratefully acknowledged for their important contributions to this 10th Anniversary Commemoration Website. Steve Hirst, Marc Coulaud, Uma Joseph, RPP, Joanne Tan, Michelle Kang, Garside Geoff, Pauline Chew, Eugene Sy, Chen Yun, Chen Yao, Padmaja, Ho Kuan Yu, Yun Chen, Gordana Elliott, Belinda Low, Ethan Lim, Lina, Kelly Vs, Nancy Lim, Suan Ong, Marilyn Johnston, Parul Trivedi, Saganya, Vynn Tan, Sayadaw Pannathami, Vina P Hermanto, AdiTya Gupta, Amit Kalindi, Fang Hui Mi, Jiwan Han, June Ang, Kho Che Kiat, Lim Si Hui, Mann Khine, Pauline Polder, Michelle Yong, Jen Wong, Constance Chan, Zhou Yimin, Lin Ho, Evelyn Chung, Elena Markina, Damien Verdaguer, Sunnica Chan, Lynette Balota, Edwin Lim, Margaret, Diana Lim, Fiona Lee, Valerie Neo, Patrina Wong, Felicia Chua, Kate Yuan, Jessica Wong, Tang Puay Keng, Chua Si Hui, Tay Yi Wen, Arva Kayamali Rangwala, Cheryi Yeong, Lynn Low, Seth Ng, Meiko Bing, Tan Eng Chew, Sandra Hui, Paula Nikita, Tang Meng Jun, Rosalind Lim, Juliet, Monica Lee, R Mohanadas, Vivien Lee, Hannah Lim, Nak Blaauwendraad, Janivfer Lim, Joana Priou, Alicia Png, Syaza Yasirah, Pazia, Rosabeth Goh and Bianca Kremer.