Marvin Chew shares in this book his stunning artworks painted between 2003 and 2009.
This book is divided into four chapters: In the first chapter, Marvin included works on Singapore cityscape, river scenes in Singapore and Malaysia, particularly Kuching city, his hometown.
In the second chapter, Marvin showed paintings depicting street scenes in and around Singapore and Malaysia. Shophouses are his most favourite subjects, often painted during his numerous plein air sessions.
The third chapter contains paintings on landscapes and rural villages, proving his versatility in painting whatever he fancies. A common theme in his landscape paintings has been his beautiful trees and foliage which are done with masterful calligraphic strokes
In the last chapter , Marvin included three step-by-step demonstrations, where he showed how
he tackled the subjects in his own style.
This is perhaps just the beginning of Marvin's artistic career. With his talent and enthusiasm, hopefully we will see more glorious watercolours in the not too distant future, and beyond.
Watercolour artist Marvin Chew, was born in 1975 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. He started painting in pastel and learned Chinese calligraphy in primary school. He then switched to watercolour during his teen. His pursuit of watercolour art was temporarily put on hold when he did his accounting studies in New Zealand, and thereafter started working as an audit assistant in Singapore in 1998. He picked up his brushes again in 2002, while learning under the guidance of a respectable Singaporean artist Mr Loy Chye Chuan. Marvin is now a member of Singapore Watercolour Society since 2004, and currently serves as its Vice-President. The past few years have seen Marvin grew from a young promising artist to become one of the most talented young watercolour artists in this region. As can be seen from the body of works included in this book, Marvin's watercolours have successfully captured the uniqueness and everyday lifestyles