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Asian Art Review, In Search of Harmony

Posted by ngwoonlam on January 3, 2017

Asian Art News, Issue 26, Nov 2016, Review (pp37 – pp38)

Street Impression, Penang 2016
Watercolor on Paper
28cm X 38cm
In Search of Harmony 
Ng Woon Lam, NWS, AWSDF5th Solo Exhibition 
Opening: 5th Jan 2017 
On view until 13th Jan 2017 
Ng Woon Lam will showcase his latest exploration of watercolor artworks as his 5th Solo Exhibition at Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University (BSRU), Bangkok, Thailand. The show is a collaborated effort by the artist and Professors at Animation 
& Multimedia DepartmentBSRU. 
Woon Lam’s show is also reviewed by two world class watercolor artists, Mr. Robert A. Wade, OAM AWS AWI FRSA FVAS and Mr. Ratindra Das, NWS AWS-DF 
“…look at the exciting, vibrant works of Woon Lam Ng. They are all individual approaches to his subjects and the figments of his very own imagination and vision. His style is so individual and so exciting, it can never be mistaken for the work of any other artist!  
His great success in the World of Watercolor is due to his personal approach and his painterly conceptions of color and design. If YOU are a fortunate owner of one of his works, just rest assured that you will never grow tired of it, Every time you look into that painting you will discover something new that previously you have not perceived. The other quality that shines out from his work is EXCITEMENT. The joy he has had in creating the paintings as personal statements, is immediately evident to every viewer.” – Robert A. Wade, OAM, AWS, AWI, FRSA, FVAS 
Woon Lam’s work is characterized by energized and recognizable brushwork. Space in his paintings is created without the vagaries of traditional perspective with convergent lines. It is increasingly getting rare to see work where an artist can be identified by wonderful, unique brushwork. Viewers will be entertained by this important element of design. The great American painter and teacher Robert Henri said, “ The stroke is just like the artist at the time he makes it. All the uncertainties, all the bigness of his spirit and all the littlenesses are in it.” I find the vigor and strength in his brushwork.  His travel paintings are more than “travelogues”, common among many watercolorists of our times. He has created the essence of a place, which he generously shares with the viewers. 
The debate about transparent and use of opaque medium will go on.  A small section of artists will vehemently oppose the use of gouache, casein and similar materials. Woon Lam has added a new dimension to watercolor painting with gouache. With his experience of painting in oil he has brought to us the best of both worlds. A few paintings show a translucency- a difficult effect to obtain with traditional layering method practiced by early English watercolorists. The “transparency” is indeed a myth. When a heavy-bodied paint is applied on paper, it loses the transparency since light is not reflected off the paper. However, when this opaque passage is applied next to a transparent layer of middle value, the middle value colors are enhanced. This enhancement of colors and luminosity is evident in many of this series of paintings.” – Ratindra Das, NWS AWS-DF 
About the artist 
Ng Woon Lam NWS AWS-DF is a dolphin fellow of the prestigious American Watercolor Society (AWS) and full signature member of National Watercolor Society (NWS). His current appointment is Assistant Professor at School of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His artworks are regular international award winners. His most significant awards are 2 times AWS Bronze Medal of Honor from American Watercolor Society 142nd and 147th Annual International Juried Show 2009 and 2014 respectively. 
His artworks are represented by Li Fine Art Gallery, Singapore. Art enthusiasts are invited to the preview of his artworks. Contact details here: 
For inquiries and more information, please contact, please contact Li Fine Art Gallery through E-mail: or TEL +65-8163-6853 or through this website: 

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In Search of Harmony, Ng Woon Lam’s Watercolors 2017

Posted by ngwoonlam on December 14, 2016

In Search of Harmony
Ng Woon Lam’s Watercolors 2017
Opening: 05 Jan 2017, 10am
Venue: 1st Level, Learning common zone, Library (Building 10 ) ,
Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University
Bangkok, Thailand
Date: 05 – 13 Jan 2017
Time: 9am to 4:30pm (Except Weekend)

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Ng Woon Lam 5th Solo Preview @ Li Fine Art Gallery

Posted by ngwoonlam on August 1, 2016

Ng Woon Lam’s 5th Solo Preview :
“In Search of Harmony”
The exhibition will be held at
To reserve any of the artworks, please contact Woon Lam directly
HP: 8163 6853

Address for viewing appointment:

#03-32, 19 Tanglin Road
Tanglin Shopping Center
Singapore 247909


Master of Fine Art (MFA) in Painting from New York Academy of Art
Signature member of National Watercolor Society (NWS) & American Watercolor Society (AWS)
2 Times AWS Bronze Medal of Honor
142nd and 147th International Juried Show 2009 and 2014 
Woon Lam has been conferred with Dolphin Fellowship by American Watercolor Society after winning sufficient award points in AWS International Annual Juried Shows.

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Free Watercolor Demo at Chinatown, 11am, 30 Jan 2016, (Sat) Ng Woon Lam

Posted by ngwoonlam on January 26, 2016

Free Watercolor Demo at Chinatown, 11am, 30 Jan 2016, (Sat)
by Ng Woon Lam NWS, AWS-DF
If you like to get a copy of my newly published book
‘Practical Applications of Color Theory and Design Concepts’
This is the best time.
I will sign the book for you and you get to see a
Free Watercolor Demo
See You

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Book Launch + Exhibition @ Singapore Contemporary, Ng Woon Lam, NWS, AWS-DF, MFA

Posted by ngwoonlam on January 1, 2016

Ng Woon Lam, Book Launch and Exhibition at Goldmann Sagg Art Gallery, 
Singapore Contemporary Art Show 2016


Ng Woon Lam, NWS, AWS-DF, MFA
(Assistant Professor, ADM, NTU)

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Practical Application of Color Theory and Design Concepts, by Ng Woon Lam

Posted by ngwoonlam on December 23, 2015

Practical Application of Color Theory and Design Concepts
by Ng Woon Lam, NWS AWS-DF
Excited about my 1st Theory Book publication: Practical Applications of Color Theory & Design Concept. Will be launched in Singapore Contemporary Art Show on 21st Jan 2015. Sample pages here:

Jane Walker : Join us at stand B03 and B18 at the first SG edition of Singapore Contemporary Art Show Jan 21-24 Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre as we proudly present a solo ‘Artists Dialogue’ curation for Woon Lam Ng – with Hua Tye-swee and Jane Walker



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A Jazz of Colors and Shapes 形色从容

Posted by ngwoonlam on September 24, 2015

A Jazz of Colors and Shapes 形色从容
Ng Woon Lam’s Watercolors 2015 
黄运南水彩 2015
Opening : 20 Nov 2015, 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Daily from 20 Nov to 28 Nov 2015, 12pm to 6pmVenue: Li Fine Art Gallery 立画廊
#03-19, Tanglin Shopping Center
19 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247909
TEL: +65-6735-4033

 Collector preview by Appointment

Singapore Watercolour Society, Ng Woon Lam, NWS, AWS, AWS-DF, Affordable Art, Fair Price Joy of Aroma 25″ X 34″ (Collected)

Watercolor and Gouache on Paper

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Ng Woon Lam Watecolor Solo Exhibition 2015, 形色从容 A Jazz of Colors and Shapes

Posted by ngwoonlam on August 9, 2015

Ng Woon Lam Watecolor Solo Exhibition 2015,  

A Jazz of Colors and Shapes

Dear Art Collectors,I am preparing my Watercolor Solo Exhibition 2015 in Nov. Now is my exhibition preview. If you are keen to see some of the originals, you may contact me.

I will email you a list of artworks available.

Here is the sample pages of my coming exhibition catalog:

Cover page of my Exhibition Catalog:

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Tam Kwan Yuen’s Watercolour Solo Exhibition 2015

Posted by ngwoonlam on March 4, 2015

Tam Kwan Yuen’s Solo Exhibition 2015
Shifting Points
07 Mar 2015, 3:30pm : Opening
Artcommune Gallery @ Bras Basah Complex
Date of Exhibition: 7 to 15 Mar
12pm to 7pm

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Jayson Yeoh’s Solo Exhibition

Posted by ngwoonlam on November 24, 2014

Jayson Yeoh’s Solo Exhibition

1st Solo Watercolor Exhibition of Jayson Yeoh Choon Seng

Exhibition Theme: ‘ACCUMULATION ‘

Details of the exhibition:

  1. Official Opening: Saturday,20th December 2014,1.00pm(Refreshments will be served)
  2. Exhibition Period:20-25th December 2014,Daily 11.00am-8.oopm
  3. After 25th 2014 may visit the gallery by appointment:

Mr Alex Ong:+6 012-6835551/Mr Jayson Yeoh:+6013432-2288

  1. Venue: BATU GALLERY   A702,7 Floor,Cape View Apartment,

Jalan Junid,84000,Muar,Johor,Malaysia.


Accumulate  #72Accumulate #59Accumulate #50Accumulate #61Accumulate #70Accumulate #75Accumulate #52Accumulate #53



Jayson Yeoh Choon Seng, MOWS

Born in 1963 in the Malaysian state of Kedah, Jayson Yeoh is a self-taught watercolor artist. His passion and love for art started at young age. His artistic and self-exploration journey was bittersweet and full of ups and downs. However, his persistency and perseverance brought him to what and who he is currently.

Reminiscing the past, he was once in a dilemma of choosing his own life career – to be an art educator or an artist. After due diligence and consideration, he decided to choose the former due to life’s demands and expectations.

Therefore, YS Art Centre was formally established by him in 1991. Being in the industry for two decades, he had received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Education Bureau of Shanghai , Hangzhou and Beijing, China and many other institutions for his excellence in teaching art.

Although he had been active in the art education industry for many years, his enthusiasm and passion for artistic endeavours were still burning in his heart. In recent years, he gradually eased himself from the hectic schedule of teaching and took time out to paint or do outdoor landscaping and sharpen his skills. Shifting from being an educator to an artist, he still felt that being an artist or painter is still his forte. Besides that, he also enjoys travelling and painting as such activities allow him to understand better the culture and customs of the locals.

His artworks have been selected for numerous exhibitions and competitions in both local and international juried exhibitions. In 1994, he won the Honorable Mention Award in the National Youth Open Watercolour Competition organised by the Malaysia Teo Chew Association. In 2006, his work was selected for the National ‘Enchanting Colourful’ Watercolor Open. His artwork ‘Serenity’ won him the Second Place Founders Award in the 2013 International Watermedia ‘Legacy’ Exhibition in The Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, USA. Among his best achievements include ‘The Wittnauer Watch Award’ -87th Annual Open Juried Exhibition by The Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolor 2012 and the ‘Award of Distinction’ by the Missouri International Annual Open Juried Exhibition 2013.

In 2014, another of his artworks won the Artist Merit Award at the International Annual Open Exhibition by the Missouri Watercolor Society, USA and he has recently been awarded with the Signature Status by the MOWS.

He is currently a member of the Contemporary Malaysian Watercolorists Association (CMWA) , Singapore Watercolour Society (SWS) and the Penang Watercolour Society (PWCS).

Jayson Yeoh has actively participated in numerous exhibitions all over the world. He was one of invited guest of honor in ‘The 3rd GNWP China , Shanghai Exhibition’ and ‘The World Watermedia Exposition’ ,Thailand 2014.

His works are in the collections of Citi Bank Kuala Lumpur, Mr. Roland Folger (President & CEO of Mercedes- Benz) and Mr.Lim It Leang (The Art Brush Studio-Langkawi).

Despite his list of achievements, he never rests on his laurels and constantly strives to pursue greater heights and achievements in the art of watercolour painting.



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