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Wishing my Muslim friends Ramadan Kareem and selamat berpuasa.

Ramadan Kareem. Selamat berpuasa.

Wishing all my Muslim friends Ramadan Kareem for tomorrow.

Selamat berpuasa πŸŒ™πŸŒŸ

Healthcare heroes virtual exhibition on Google arts and culture

I am extremely proud to be part of this permanent online exhibition on Google arts and Culture made possible by award winning artist Tom Croft in partnership with Google arts and culture and Paintings in Hospitals.
The virtual exhibition is to put faces on the healthcare heroes who are risking their lives every single day, keeping us safe during this difficult time.
During lockdown, like many people, I felt extremely helpless and anxious. When I found out about this project I wanted to be part of it, but I hesitated for a long time because portraits is not what I do. I managed to get over myself eventually and painted a portrait of my friend Professor Janice Tsui. She is an amazing person and she inspires me with her dedication to her work.
Thank you for giving me permission to submit your portrait for this exhibition. πŸ’•

Check out the virtual exhibition in the link below. My submission is under the section ‘Personality in PPE’

Ping ping the Panda

Ping ping the baby Panda

I started painting baby animals after i painted my first baby sunbird born on my balcony in mid March. Around the same time, I read in the news that a pair of panda twins were born in Chengdu zoo. It inspired me start a series of baby animals born during lockdown. This is Ping ping the baby panda. The name means Safe in  Chinese.

Ping Ping the Panda
Acrylic on paper
Size A4
Price USD 150 (free worldwide shipping)

You can watch the pandas here

Portrait in acrylic

Portrait in acrylic

This is the first portrait I painted during lockdown as a push out of my comfort zone of not touching this subject. If you have been following me for a while, you would have seen that last year I started on some portraits but put them on pause. Admittedly portraits have never been my favourite subject but as a challenge to my own artistic growth, I decided to give it another try, and this time round, it’s been a massive breakthrough as I am enjoying them, and as you know, my art has to bring my joy
Wishing all of you, my friends, a Happy weekend, a happy strawberry full moon and to new beginnings πŸŽ‘ πŸ“ πŸŒ•

Acrylic on paper
Size A4

My Portrait artist of the week: Noel Fielding

Noel Fielding. Portrait artist of the week

Hello from Malaysia! I really enjoyed watching and painting along with kimberly klauss on Sunday of sitter noel fielding for Artist of the year.
My friend who’s really amazing at portraits told me that some faces are more enjoyable to paint and I definitely realised what she meant by that.
Looking forward to this Sundays portrait session and connecting with this art community 🌹 πŸ’• 🌹

Have a creative weekend my friends.

Acrylic on paper
Size A4

NHS portait for heroes

NHS portaits for heroes

Do you know who’s keeping you safe?

Today’s portrait honours my super hero amazing school friend Dr Soma Banerjee. Head of specialty and consultant in stroke medicine, Imperial college healthcare NHS Trust with special interests in translating stem cell therapy to the bedside for stroke patients.

Stay safe everyone xoxo

Midnight madness : Hot sake on a wintery night

Hot sake on a wintery night by Mt Fuji

It’s good to dream…

Midnight madness: Hot sake on a wintery evening at Mt Fuji
Acrylic on canvas.
Size: 300 x 230 mm
Price : GBP 180

I call this collection midnight madness because I started painting these at midnight. This is no 2 in a series of 6 which I did during lockdown.

For me, its always hot sake on a wintery night to keep me warm and cheery. We can’t travel for probably a while, but we all have good travel memories of far away places we can tap into. Cheers. Kampai. Have a happy weekend 🍢

Midnight madness : Seedlip spice 94

Seedlip spice 94

Midnight madness: Seedlip spice 94
Acrylic on canvas.
Size: 300 x 230 mm
Price : GBP 180

I call this collection midnight madness because I started painting these at midnight. This is no 3 in a series of 6 which I did during lockdown.
I ABSOLUTELY love this non alcoholic gin. I should be in the UK right now but because I am in LOCKDOWN in Malaysia, looks like I’m not going anywhere soon… I haven’t stayed in one place for this long, ever in my life. It’s a new norm we will all need to get used to.

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many artists have found themselves without work, teaching, technical support and gallery work. Exhibitions and sales have disappeared. In an attempt to help alleviate some of this stress I have instigated the ARTIST SUPPORT PLEDGE .
The concept is a simple one. Artists post images of their work, on Instagram which they are willing to sell for no more than Β£200 each (not including shipping). Anyone can buy the work. Every time an artist reaches Β£1000 of sales, they pledge to spend Β£200 on another artist/s work” ~ Matthew burrows

Midnight madness : UMAMU ESTATE 2005 Sparkling Chardonnay

UMAMU ESTATE 2005 Sparkling Chardonnay

Midnight madness: UMAMU ESTATE 2005 Sparkling Chardonnay
Acrylic on canvas.
Size: 400 x 300 mm
Price : GBP 200

I call this collection midnight madness because I started painting these at midnight. This is no 5 in a series of 6 which I did during lockdown.

This painting was created on the eve of the super flower full moon. It is a synthesis of a few ideas.
Guess what they are!

Happy Monday my friends and may you find some balance and contentment to your week. Cheers πŸ₯‚πŸΎ

Im also featured on UMAMU ESTATE website. Check it out here

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