Art Room artists from Full House Communications
Lee Hock Moh
Born in Singapore in 1947, Hock Moh graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1970.Hock Moh is well known for the orchids that he depicts in his paintings in the traditional Chinese Gongbi style, a style characterised by fine brushwork and close attention to detail. He is said to be the first Singapore artist to specialise in painting orchids with the Chinese brush medium and is reputed to be one of the finest orchid painters in Asia. Though he started painting landscapes, his love for orchids remains unchanged. He has been recognised through the following awards: Cultural Medallion, Government of Singapore (1981), Special Award, Ministry of Culture (1975, 1976 & 1983), and Special award by the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Alumni Association (1980).
Tan Kian Por
He is the Founder and President of Siaw Tao Art Society. The first Singaporean appointed Overseas honorary member (Xi-Leng Seal Carving and Painting Society, Hangzhou China 1994). Appointed as Specialist Panel member for Cultural Medallion and Young Artist Award (2002-2010) and also a member of the Art Advisor of the Canadian Art Council, USA (2004). Held his 11th Solo Art Exhibition in 2004 and is the recipient of The Cultural Medallion Award, Singapore (2001).
In recognition of his art achievements, he was presented with contribution award by the Siaw Tao Art Society (2005),and was also featured in People of the Peak Who’s Who of Singapore (2002, 2006) and Singapore Encyclopedia (2006) by National Heritage Board.
Tan Choh Tee
Tan Choh Tee was born in 1942 and graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore in 1962. He was subsequently engaged as a lecturer from 1984 – 1987, and was accepted as Research Fellow at the Beijing Central Institute of Fine Arts, majoring in oil painting in 1987. In 1998, he was admitted to the French Artist’s Colony-Cite Internationale des Art to conduct study tours of major museum in Paris. He was recognized for his works at the recent Asia Invitation Arts Exhibition held in Seoul (2006) and is the recipient of the Singapore Cultural Medallion.. Tan’s paintings depicts the South East Asia landscapes and its folk activities. His unique individual style is reflected in his stokes, colours and lights. He has held numerous solo and group exhibitions in Taiwan and Singapore.
1962: Highly Commended Award, Our Singapore By Our Artists, Esso Singapore.
1976: Special Award for National Day Art Exhibition, Ministry of Cultural, Singapore.
2005: Creative Visual Art Award 2005, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore.
2006: Cultural Medallion for Visual Arts, Singapore; Asia Visual Arts Award, Korean National Cultural Research Organization
Born in 1938, he graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Art, major in Western Painting in 1958. Since then he has undertaken his exploration in the art world for over fifty years. Today he is one of the most outstanding Singaporean artists, known for his unique style and excellent painting techniques. Koeh has successfully held many solo exhibitions.
In the 50s, Koeh was exploring Wood Block Printings, Political Cartoons and Oil Painting. His paintings usually depict the rich culture scenes of Southeast Asia and its people through his bold and unrestrained brush strokes. In the 70s, Koeh was an art editor working for children Art Magazine, a part of the Xinzhou Newspaper’s weekend issue. During the 80s, as a specially appointed graphic artist of Nanyang Business Newspaper, he produced a large number of political cartoons, magazine covers and illustrations.
Koeh has lived in Bali Island, Indonesia, for years, producing numerous paintings that describe the indigenous conditions and customs of Bali. He also travelled extensively around the world in search of creative inspirations.
Lee Choon Kee
He is one of the founding members of the Singpaore Watercolour Society. His passion also led him to be part of the founding members of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Alumni Association. As the Honorary member of the Old Watercolour Society Club (UK), Australia Branch, his works reflects his experiences in the use of the medium. He is also a member of the China Association (Yang Zhou) and the member of Hanzou Watercolour Association (China).
DATA OF LEE CHOON KEE
* Graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore (1965)
* Founding member of Singapore Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Alumni Association
* Life member of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Alumni Association
* Founding member of Singapore Watercolour Society
* Member of Singapore Watercolour Society
* Life member of Singapore Art Society
* Life member of The Society of Chinese Artists, Singapore
* Vice-chairman of The Society of Chinese Artists (2008-2009)
* Chairman of The Society of Chinese Artists 2010-2013
* Vice-chairman of The Federation of Art Societies, Singapore (2008-2009)
* Vice-chairman of The Federation of Art Societies, Singapore (2012-2013)
* Member of American National Watercolor Society (NWS)
* Member of American Watercolor Society (AWS)