Monthly Archives: July 2009

I have recently completed this big painting size 122 x 122 cm. I am happy with the result. I hope the painting could awake you and arouse positive energy in you. Hope you enjoy this painting.

Music of Change. 2009. Acrylic on canvas. 122 x 122 cm
By Prabhakara Jimmy Quek. All Rights Reserved.

Here is another painting of the same size hanging on my wall. I hope the painting could refresh your peaceful moment and joyful moment in life. Hope you like it.

Coastal Journey. 2009. Acrylic on canvas. 122 x 122 cm
By Prabhakara Jimmy Quek. All Rights Reserved.

Art Class & Painting Lessons: Weekly painting lesson at the artist’s home studio. One-on-one private session and small group painting session are available. Each person would progress at his/her own level. Anyone who is 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. Please visit Art Class website for current information at

Latest information and details regarding time schedule, fees and registration form are available at Art Class website:

Painting Courses: Course No. 1. Acrylic Painting Lessons – This course is for those who like to learn acrylic painting. You will learn how to paint with acrylic medium. You will learn to use your materials effectively and to know and to mix your colours well. You will be guided for techniques to achieve various visual effects. Besides practical exercises, you will also learn to paint and complete your Still Life.

Course No. 2. Acrylic Painting for Improver – This course is for those who wish to improve his painting and for those who has learned painting before but still unable to resolve his painting problems; and for those who like to make further progress in his painting. To know his weakness and to experiment with new ways and new approaches to the theme of his paintings.

Course No. 3. Painting Sessions with the artist – This is for art lovers and for those who have completed any of the above courses and wish to continue learning painting so to progress to higher levels. This painting session is also for those who are able to paint independently but still wish to continue receiving guidance from the artist.

Course No. 4. Basic Sketching/Drawing Lessons – This is a basic sketching/drawing course. Drawing has been the very foundation of all art. You will learn how to sketch and draw by using pencils on paper. You will do sketching/drawing of still life, using direct observation method. Practical exercises Include drawing shapes, drawing in line and tone, relationships between subjects, perspective and proportion. This course is helpful for those who plan to take up painting lessons in future. After you have completed this course, you could register for Course No. 1. mentioned above if you wish, so to continue learning painting from the artist.

One-on-one private painting session and group painting session are available. Due to limited slot available, you could register for 8 or more sessions if you wish. First come first serve. Official Art lessons website:

Art Materials Needed: You need to bring your own canvas or canvas panel. 2B pencil or charcoal stick. Brushes. Acrylic paints or Acrylic introduction set. Painting knife. Mediums. Portable easel (optional). You could obtain these art materials from the art shop in Singapore, like Art Friend (BBC) Pte Ltd at #03-33 Bras Basah Complex. Also, bring some Paper towels or Tissue paper. Please bring along your painting reference materials, sketches or drawings for reference and discussion when needed. For Pencil Drawing Lessons, you need 2H, HB, 2B, 4B 6B pencils, eraser and drawing block.

Each student sticks to his/her time schedule for the duration of the course. For other time schedules, please check with the artist. Payment of fee on commencement of lessons. Website:

More about the Artist: Jimmy Quek Prabhakara is a professional artist living in Singapore. He started learning art since 1972 and has been practising art full time since 1986. Jimmy signs his painting Prabhakara. He held 11 One-man art exhibition and participated in more than 80 group exhibitions in Singapore and abroad. His paintings are in the collection of many individuals, corporations, institutions, Ministries and Singapore Art Museums. His art and exhibitions are recorded in many important publications and reported in Newspapers.

Jimmy was External Assessor for Degree and Diploma (2D) Assessments in Visual Arts, Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts Singapore in 1999 and Member of Course Accreditation Committee, Department of 2D and 3D Studies. Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts. Singapore in 2002. He was Winner of First Prize in IBM Art Award in 1988. He was Member of Judging Panel for the Della Butcher Award for Excellence in the Arts, 1994 and Member of judging panel for the Philip Morris Group of Companies Singapore/Asean Art Awards, Singapore, 1995.

Jimmy Quek agreed to make himself available few hours weekly for sharing his painting knowledge and experience with those who would like to learn painting from him. He conducted Drawings and Paintings courses for adults at Federation of art societies Singapore and he conducted painting workshop for teachers before.

Here are some feedback received from the painting workshop participants: “Grateful for your professional sharing of your knowledge and expertise.” “Jimmy Quek is a very experience Artist and Art teacher. I enjoy and learn a lot from him.” “Jimmy Quek is very patient and encouraging!” “Very informative.” “I am more confident. I now know about the fundamental of drawing.”

Latest information, time schedule details and fess, as well as the registration form, are available at Art Class website

Please visit the website and if you have any question after you have visited the website, you are welcome to check with the artist, please contact Jimmy Quek or Siew Hooi. Details are at the website:

I have completed this new acrylic painting. Using colours to create the visual effects. I am happy with the painting techniques I used for this painting. Hope you like it.

Waterfall and Rocks. 2009. Acrylic on canvas.By Prabhakara Jimmy Quek. All Rights Reserved.

I made this video. You could see I used palette knife and brush for my small painting. I painted this painting in a quiet afternoon. I hope you will like this video and the painting.

This is how the painting look like finally

White Sand Beach. 2009. Acrylic on canvas. 12 x 12 inches.
By Prabhakara Jimmy Quek. All Rights Reserved.

I have an art exhibition publication about Modern Art travels East-West. The painters / artists listed in this book from the Dutch selection are: Jan van Tongeren, Henk Helmantel,Robert Webster, Piet van de boog, Ans Markus, Frans Stuurman, Marleen Felius, Pit van Loo, Jef Diederen, Pieter Defesche,Ger Lataster, pierre van Soest,Lei, Malin, Fred Sieger, Nico Molenkamp, Wijnand Thonissen, Gerrit Benner, Eugene Brands, Lucebert, Anton Heyboer, Victor IV, Lucassen, Roger Raveel, Alphons Freijmuth, Harrie Gerritz, Marinus Fuit, Woody van Amen,

Sjoerd Bakker, Willem Hussem, Armando, J.C.J. van de Heijden, Jan de Bie, willen Sanders, Maarten Ploeg, Marc Ruygrak, Steef Roothaan, Theo Kuijpers, David van de Kop, Rob Birza, Rene Daniels, Jan Commandeur, Peter Klashorst, Jasper Doams, Rob Scholte, Han Citroen, Marinus Boezem, Jaap Noordermeer, Aldert Mantje, Marian Plug, Gerrit Lakmaaker, Jan Mulder, Marjolijn van den Assem, Peter van Drumpt, Arty Grimm, Elizabeth de Vaal, Jeroen Henneman and Pat Andrea. The Singaporean Selection painter / artists are: Chen Wen Hsi, Tan Swie Hian, Christine Mak Lai Peng, Lee Teck Suan, Henri Chen Kezhan, Tang Dawu, Tang Mun Kit, Lim Poh Teck, Jimmy Ong, Tan Teck Heng, Ken Quek Chin Poh,Yeo Siak Goon, Ng Yak Whee, Prabhakara Jimmy Quek, Lin Hsin Hsin, Eng Tow,Tang Dahon, Simon Wong, Jaafar Latiff, Cheong Soo Pieng, Thomas Yeo,Goh Beng Kwan, Teo Eng Seng, Arthur P.Y. Ting, Peter Choo, Chang Chin Fai, Chandrasekaran S, Saleh Jaffar, Baet Yeok Kuan, Wee Shoo Leong, Sandy Wong Shin, Tung Yue Nang and Chee Siau Ling.

I use search engine to do research on some of the painters / artists that are listed in the book, I am happy to be able to see some of the painters’ painting images and information in the internet, and that they have enriched me further. Thanks to the modern search facilities in the internet.

(Photo: Two of my paintings printed in the book.)

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