My Art Space

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Journey

Total Life.Art.Style
Experience

We have various art programs that allow you to learn, appreciate and enjoy art.

Meet Great
People

Meet like minded people and pursue passion of art together.

Relaxing
Ambience

Relax amidst various flora and fauna at prestige Istana Park.

Art
Exhibition

Showcase your art, appreciate and understand art.

Great Learning
Philosophy

We provide personalised guidance that develop your art style in long term.

Flexible
Timing

We have minimum 16 timeslots every week that allows you to choose according to your schedule.

Community
Engagement

Fulfill social responsibilities through our community art projects.

MEMBER STORIES

Painting takes your mind off your daily routine as you need full concentration when you are painting. It is a way of relaxing your mind and finding inner peace. 

Holly Woo, 49, Singapore

Tell us a little about your family and cultural background

Typical Singaporean family where both my parents and grandparents used to reside in Pulau Ubin.  My school holidays were typically spent on the island. Hence, a great affinity to nature, landscape and wild animals.

What do you do for work and what do you enjoy about your job?

Retired.  I used to travel extensively in Southeast Asia and North Asia and had a chance to interact with people of different cultures. 
 

What motivated you to learn art and when did your journey begin?

Painting takes your mind off your daily routine as you need full concentration when you are painting.  It is a way of relaxing your mind and finding inner peace.  More than 15 years ago, I joined my colleague to learn from Chankerk when he first started his art studio on the second floor of an old shophouse in Chinatown (if I got my dates right).  I stopped due to work and family commitments after a year’s learning and just picked up oil painting in March 2021. 

What did you find the most challenging when you first started your art journey?

The most challenging when I first started is trying to focus on the painting without thinking about work and other commitments while painting.  As time passes, you will slowly immerse oneself into the painting and finding precious “me’ time while focusing on your artwork, I would say, finding inner peace. 

What is your biggest challenge today?

The biggest challenge today is to paint a better painting than the one I have just created.  
 

How has learning art changed you as a person, benefit your daily life , work or the way you look at life?

As I train myself to become more aware and sensitive to the relationship between interactive and opposing elements in a painting e.g. contrast, lightings, tones, colours, variety and harmony,  it has slowly sharpened my sensitivity towards people’s feelings and developed better communication skills with friends and family.  As painting requires patience and endurance, I have become a much calmer and focused person.

How would you define your personal style as an artist?

I don’t think I have developed a personal style yet as I am still learning.  Somehow, I seem to unconsciously built in calmness and peacefulness in my painting.  Such that it is a painting that sits quietly at the corner which does not draw too much attention but when you start to examine the painting, you can see subtle variety. 

How does My Art Space help nurture your personal style?

My Art Space is unlike many other art studios which usually provide step by step lesson plans for students to follow.  It is a place to allow your creativity and personal style to develop over time with the help of experienced teachers who are most eager to discuss and challenge your thought processes to develop deep thinking skills as required in an artist. 

Tell us about one of your favourite artists and why you love their work.

 My favourite artist is my teacher Chankerk at My Art Space.  There is alot of energy and variety in his paintings given by the broad strokes he used in his paintings yet there is a silent harmony that binds the whole painting together.  

In your opinion, what is the role art plays in making the world a better place?

I remembered my primary school table tennis teacher used to tell us that to learn table tennis is not to become a world class sportsman, but to be a great audience.  I think that sums up why learning art is to be able to appreciate the work of the artists and enjoy the process of making art and enriching your lives.

What advice would you give other artists to help them in their learning journey?

It is not about stressing yourself to paint a nice picture in the shortest time to show it to others, but to focus on the thinking process, the research to be done and the experiments on the canvas to achieve something you really want.  
 

Anything else you would like to share?

I hope more people will take up painting as a hobby as it helps to calm the mind in an increasing hectic and crazy world.  See you at My Art Space! 

 

All rights reserved by the artist for all images of artwork, please do not duplicate or replicate without permission.

"NO HIDDEN AGENDA
NO GOAL TO ACHIEVE
WE DO ART AS IT IS
AN ENJOYMENT
A FULFILLMENT
A PASSION OF THE SOUL"

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