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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 "firstname.lastname@example.org" 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.
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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. www.pabha.com/artclass.htm
Huat Kueh for Chinese New Year. It can be company gift and personal collection. I create 3D work for people for many years in Singapore. You are welcome to contact me if you would like to have Huat Kueh for gift or personal collection.