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Member Story Sophie Lee

Sophie Lee
Dentist, Singaporean

" Art leads us to see a different attitude of life,
The painting does not require perfection,
But the process to complete the art piece can bring you to a different state of mind. "


How did you get started in creating art and how does it enrich your life?
From young I've always liked to draw and stitch. I had an art & craft shop from 1985-1992. I learned watercolour painting & Chinese ink painting 20, 30 years back. I was glad that my friend asked me to join her for the introduction class in My Art Space as I've always like to do oil painting but never tried before. From last March, oil painting has been part of my life. Life is full of colours ever since.

《我的画缘》
我,李小慧
在新加坡服务了43年,将近退休的“老”牙医。
从小喜欢涂涂写写,缝缝补补的我,
曾经在1985年到1992年开过七年的手工店的副业,纯粹是好玩!
二丶三十年前,
学过水彩及水墨画,
一直想学油画却未有因缘。
去年,吾友拉我一起到My Art Space去上体验课,从此,油画成了我生活的一部分………
生命也从此增添了色彩!

Please share on your learning experience and what you like about My Art Space.
I always said that painting is very therapeutic. When I’m focused or concentrated, I’m like meditating. Lots of skills and techniques to be learned for oil painting. Teachers are stimulating. My Art Space is a comfortable place. Just feel free and relax there.

《艺术治疗》
绘画是很有疗效的。
艺术治疗老师这么分享:
"天赋予我们画画的乐趣
而哪天我们忘了画画也是一种疗愈
艺术治疗让我看到内在的自己
生活乃是一种艺术
艺术更离不开生活
艺术让我们看到不同的生活态度
那幅画不需要完美
可是完成那幅画的过程可带你到不一样的心灵境界……
God gives us the joy of painting
Day by day we forget that painting is also a kind of healing
Art Therapy allowed me to see my inner self
Life is art and art is about life
Art leads us to see a different attitude of life
The painting does not require perfection
But the process to complete the art piece can bring you to a different state of mind
当我专注于画布时,如老僧入定,十分享受那份恬静安祥的氛围……
油画,有很多的技巧可学习,很有新鲜感。
良师的引导,让学习更添乐趣。

《艺术空间》
画室My Art Space很舒适,在这儿可以完全放松,非常自在。
华德福教育的创始人史代纳说:
音乐和绘画,是通向灵性世界的两扇门。
哲学家柏拉图也说:
不重视艺术教育,
损害的则是一代人的心灵世界,
损害的是一个民族的精神、想象力和创造力。

我在油画课里,想寻回这些……

What's your favourite artwork?
Painting portraits for my grandson and my mother. Always like to paint dancer. Love trees and flowers, nature and sceneries.

《画爱》
画孙子满月、满周岁,
给九十高龄的妈妈画肖像,
笔笔都是爱!
画舞者,心为之飞舞……
画向日葵,画荷、画菊……
画得心花朵朵开!
画圣托里尼,思绪充满希腊风情。
画树画山画海画心胸,
画花画草画人画包容。
画出世间的爱。

What are you trying to communicate with your art?
I like painting my loved ones, every stroke is with love! Paint what I love, and I love all my paintings .Would not like to be part with each and every one of them, they are just like my babies .

《素材》
世间万物都可入画。
喜欢晨曦、暮色中的花草树木,山光水影……
喜怒哀乐各种神态的人物肖像
舞蹈员是很好的素材,
甚至画过一堆垃圾!
好画,能化腐朽为神奇。
画人人心中所有,手下所无……
画之不尽!

Tell us what plans you have for your art future?
Nothing, I just like to paint. I might paint for friends and relatives but have never thought of exhibiting or selling them yet.

《画未来》
作画年余,已把家里的墙掛满了!
卖?不够格!
送?不舍得!
画作如十月怀胎的作品,不论美丑,都是宝贝,怎舍得分离?
再画下去,摆哪儿呢?
突然有朋友求画,好主意!
在这几十年的人生里,总有受了些恩惠好处而无以回报的,
报之以画!
难得朋友都欣喜、惊讶、叠声致谢!
未来,画之不尽。

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