Original painting of ACEO size

I have created some ACEO size paintings recently and I have posted some of them at www.pabha.com/ACEO they are available for your collection. You can buy it online and make payment by credit card or PayPal payment. I shall sent it to your address.

I like to invite you to visit the Post Circuit Breaker Period Art Exhibition - "New Relationship". An Online Virtual Exhibition by me from 26 June to 6 August at www.pabha.com/PostCircuitBreakerPeriodArtExhibition

I present the works digitally and to create new experiences for all to access the digital presentation of the art exhibition during the COVID-19 Post Circuit Breaker Period.

This exhibition marks the beginning of establishing a new relationship and connection with people digitally in my artistic practice. Do feel free to give your comment/ feedback/ message/ enquiry and share this post to more people. I thank you for your visit and support.

For more other information visit www.pabha.com

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, art sessions at the studio will be suspended until 30 April. But art-making continues and it never ends. Our "Ongoing art sessions go online" now! You stay at home. You paint at home and communicate with the artist (Prabhakara Jimmy Quek) online. It is our new way of running art activities. During the period of the scheduled session, participants communicate with Jimmy online via Zoom or Facebook Messenger video chat whichever is available. More information at www.pabha.com/onlineartclass.htm

If you like to discover how to draw and paint and yet you do not have to leave your home for that, then this online art session is available for your consideration. With many years of art practitioner experiences, as a professional artist and an art teacher. I shall be able to share with you tips and ways of drawing and painting via using FB Messenger video chat during the art session. Wherever you are, you can learn and practise art with me now!

More information about ongoing art sessions go online at www.pabha.com/artclass.htm

I have helped many hundreds of people learning drawing and painting in my studio in the past decade, I am confident that I can help you when we go online. You save the time and expenses of travelling to my place, just stay at your place and yet we can practise art together!

Contact me if you have any question or book for your sessions now! Visit my website for all information at www.pabha.com Email me or message me using FB messenger to reach me.

Prabhakara Jimmy Quek, 27 March 2020.


This happened in 2010. I told my mother that I painted a painting of a lion head knocker handle. She came to my house just to see it. She looked at the knocker knob painted on the canvas and started talking, and she also showed a funny expression to the picture. I was surprised to see those actions.


My mother told me that she had a lion head knocker handle on the door of her house in China when she was a child as if it was painted on this canvas. The knocker handle was there when she was born. She said she often plays with door knockers at home. She likes to say hello to the lion head on the knocker knob when she goes home or leaves the house.


She told me that the lion head greeted her at her door every day. Every time she passed by the door, she said "hello" and "goodbye" to the lion head. The knocker handle has the characteristics of a lion's face. It has eyes, nose, and mouth, so when she was a little girl, she talked to it, touched it and played with it. I can understand that.


She said that since she left home at the age of 12 to Hong Kong, she never saw the lion-faced knocker handle again. When my mother told me, she was holding the painting I painted.


You know, when my mother was leaving my place, she went to say the Bye-bye to the lion head on the knocker I painted, just like saying goodbye to an old friend.


Painting has the ability to recall memories and share personal experiences. That's great!

PJQ 2020/02/28

Occasionally, people ask me do I have art exhibition, I told this people I have in the pass, but nowadays, I have art exhibition of my work online 24 hours every day instead. This practice has been around for a long time. It can reach out to more people and it is more cost-effective. Any interested buyer can consult and buy paintings directly through the Internet. Pay online and ship worldwide. For those who like to view the works, they can make an private appointment to view them in the studio of my house.

Drawing and painting lessons for adults in Singapore.

Painting and sketching/drawing lessons with Singapore artist Prabhakara Jimmy Quek. Painting courses are available for beginner and for those who wish to improve his/her painting skill and techniques. Location is at Tampines at the artist’s studio. Small group or one-on-one sessions are available. Each person would progress at his level. Anyone interested to learn acrylic painting (at all level) or drawing could join anytime as long as there is a vacancy in any of the sessions.

Course No. 1: Acrylic Painting for Beginner
Course No. 2: Acrylic Painting for Improver
Course No. 3: Painting with the artist and
Course 4: Basic Sketch / Drawing Lessons.

Visit www.pabha.com/artclass.htm for details and for booking.

Make a work of art called "Collage" with me on 9 February from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm. This is an one session workshop. Contact me or Siew Hooi to reserve your seat by 5 February 3 pm. Fees: $90. Materials provided. During the art session, Jimmy will show you how to incorporate a variety of materials, such as paper, cloth, objects found on a surface and incorporate them into a painting or composition. The next workshop will be on 23 February from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm and to reserve your seat by 20 February 3 pm.

Very often, I make studies or quick sketches on found paper to record a thought or something I like to record it down, so to keep it for future reference or for testing a composition. Yesterday, I go through a folder and I found this painting which I have done in 2012. Though it may not be a wonderful painting, however I still decided to publish this work online and to give it away or better to sell it to anyone who wish to keep this painting on best offer basis. This offer will expire on 29 Feb 2020. Please feel free to let me know if you wish to keep this painting. You may email me your offer to my email address "artpabha@gmail.com" or message me via Facebook Messager about your intention, and I shall be pleased to reply you and I shall be delighted to send this painting to your address. The size of this work is 7.5 x 5.5 inches, watercolour on paper.

Commonly Asked Questions

People use to ask this question when they want to learn painting. They know they can't draw well. So they asked: Do I need to learn drawing before painting?

Traditionally, if you wish to be trained as an artist, you may spend sometimes to draw before you paint.

You practise drawing, a lot of drawings, and master perspective, proportion, tones and many more before you deal with colours.

However, for those  who just like to have fun with colours and painting, it is fine to jump straight into painting and do what you can and gradually learn drawing whenever it is needed.

We have painting workshop for people who just like to discover the joy of art making.

Visit our website: www.pabha.com/artclass.htm for more about our ongoing art sessions, or visition 1-Day/ 2 Day Workshop for Discover the joy of painting 1-Day/2 Day workshop information.

You are welcome to join our art sessions.

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