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Marvin CHEW
Vice President of Singapore Watercolour Society (2009 ~ 2010).
Active participant of national and international art shows.

Accepted into National Watercolor Society (NWS) 90th International Juried Show 2010

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Singapore Watercolour Society Vice President Marvin Chew NEW

Ann Siang Hill
Marvin Chew
22 " X 15"
Watercolor on Paper

 

Singapore Watercolour Society Vice President Marvin Chew

(SOLD)

Singapore River Boat Quay
Marvin Chew
15" X 22"
Watercolor on Paper

Singapore Watercolour Society Vice President Marvin Chew NEW

Selegie Road
Marvin Chew
22 " X 15"
Watercolor on Paper

 

Singapore Watercolour Society Vice President Marvin Chew

NEW

Asia Heritage Museum
Marvin Chew
15" X 22"
Watercolor on Paper

Singapore Watercolour Society Vice President Marvin Chew NEW (Value Buy)

Singapore Skyline
Marvin Chew & Zhu Hong
30 " X 22"
Watercolor on Paper

(Collaborated artwork by Mr. Marvin Chew and Mr. Zhu Hong)

Singapore Watercolour Society Vice President Marvin Chew

NEW

Club Street
Marvin Chew
15" X 22"
Watercolor on Paper

Singapore Watercolour Society Vice President Marvin Chew

(SOLD)

Fullerton Hotel

15" X 22"
Watercolor on Paper

Singapore Watercolour Society Vice President Marvin Chew

Merlion

15" X 22"
Watercolor on Paper

Singapore Watercolour Society Vice President Marvin Chew

Singapore River Boat Quay I
22" x 15" Watercolour on Paper



Singapore Watercolour Society Vice President Marvin Chew

Singapore River Boat Quay II SOLD

22" x 15" Watercolour on Paper

  • 2003 Merit Award-Project Search, Discover South East Painting Competition, Singapore
  • 2004 - 2008 Participated in Annual Exhibition of Singapore Watercolour Society, Singapore
  • 2005 Juried into the 28th International Exhibition of Watercolor Art Society-Houston (WAS-H), USA
  • 2005 Participated in the 17th Asia International Watercolour 2005, Singapore
  • 2006 Participated in the Singapore Chinese Cultural Festival Grand Art Exhibition 2006, Singapore
  • 2006 Penang - Singapore Watercolour Exhibition 2006, Pinang Gallery, Penang, Malaysia
  • 2007 Participated in Sarawak Cultural Arts & Craft Festival 2007, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • 2008 Participated in Telok Kurau Studios - Commemorating A Decade Exhibition, Singapore
  • 2008 Participated in the Singapore Chinese Cultural Festival Grand Art Exhibition 2008, Singapore
  • 2008 Particpated in Folk Art Forum 2008, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia


    ABOUT THE ARTIST
    I enjoyed drawing and painting since young. I was overjoyed when I won the third prize of my primary school's art competition at the age of seven. I went on to win several children art contests, using oil pastel as my preferred medium. During my teenage years, I started to paint in watercolour after being introduced to the medium by my secondary school art teacher and I immediately fell in love with the fluidity and transparency of watercolour.

    Neglected
    However, I had always considered painting as a hobby, an activity that I enjoyed doing but not something that I would pursue as a career, perhaps partly due to the infamous "Starving Artist" tag. "You can't earn a living being an artist" is what people often drilled into me. So being practical, I chose to learn Business Studies in college and then Accountancy in University of Otago, New Zealand. I graduated in 1997 and started work in Singapore the following year. For the next three years, I studied for my professional accounting exam and became a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) in 2001. Painting and art were neglected. It was just something I used to enjoy as a child.

    Rediscovery
    It took a renovation job of my own apartment in 2002 to bring myself closer to art again. I was painting the wall one day and the feeling of dipping brush into paints and applying them on the wall was so inspiring that I tell myself I must pick up art again. Soon after the renovation was completed, I bought myself some watercolour paints, brushes and papers. I have to start all over again, reading up articles on painting, surfing the internet for watercolour techniques, etc. I also attended a watercolour painting class conducted by a respectable local artist Loy Chye Chuan. I rediscovered the joy and thrills of watercolour painting. My painting skill improved tremendously under his guidance. For the next two years, I painted relentlessly, perhaps to make up for those years when I lost touch with art. Thankfully, my effort was paid off when I was accepted as a member of Singapore Watercolour Society in 2004.

    Never Ending Journey
    I paint in my own studio at home now with the occasional plein-aire sessions during weekends. Arts and painting are now part of my life. Being able to create something beautiful out of a blank sheet of paper or canvas is a gift which I'm more than willing to share with my friends, fans and collectors.
    Watercolour will always be my preferred medium but I also like to explore and work in other mediums such as acrylic, oil and pastel.
    Every piece of artwork is a process of learning and another step forward to become a more accomplished artist. This is a never-ending journey which I'm willing to undertake and pursue for as long as I live.