Monthly Archives: January 2020

Do you wish to make "Collage" with me on 9 February from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm? This is a one-session workshop. Contact me or Siew Hooi to reserve your seat by 5 February 3 pm. Fees: $90. Materials provided. During the art workshop, 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 wishes 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 "" or message me via Facebook Messenger 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 a painting workshop for people who just like to discover the joy of art-making.

Visit our website: for more about our ongoing art sessions, or visit 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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"Jimmy Quek began learning art in 1971 and has been practising art full time since 1986. He has held 11 one-man art exhibitions and participated in more than 80 group art exhibitions in Yokohama, Kobe, Sapporo, Rotterdam, New York, Washington DC, Indianapolis, Dallas, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Beijing, Quanzhou, Shanghai, Korea, Fukuoka, Osaka, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei Darussalam, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. He signs his painting "Prabhakara" which in Sanskrit means "source of light".

He was the winner of First Prize IBM Art Award Singapore in 1988. He was awarded Merit Award and Highly Commended Work in IBM Singapore Art Award 1988 and 1987, Certificates of Commendation in Painting of the Year Exhibition in 1983 and 1986. He was awarded Third Prize in National Art Competition, Western Painting Open Section in 1974. He has judged several local and regional art competitions. He has served as External Assessor for Diploma in Visual Art Assessments for 2-D Studies in the School of Fine Art, LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts. He was a member of the Course Accreditation Committee for Department of 2D and 3D Studies of LaSalle- SIA College of the Arts, Singapore. His paintings adorn major areas of corporations, institutions, ministries, convention centre, airline lounges, banks, hospitals, offices and homes of art lovers and art collectors worldwide. His works are in the permanent collection of Singapore Art Museum.

He was requested to conduct Sketching/Drawing (Elementary/ Intermediate/ Advanced levels) and acrylic painting courses at Federation of Art Societies, Singapore when it was located at Church Street in the early 90s. He conducted painting workshops for teachers at Metta School in 2003 and taught art at Siglap Community Centre and Mountbatten Community Centre in the 80s.

Jimmy commits to making himself available for those who require artistic assistance and visual art consultation. He shares his skills and experiences in the field of visual art with those who wish to learn painting or basic sketching/drawing from him in Singapore since 2009. "