It is a feast of jolly greetings from plants and florals sighted on the road while cycling around. In face of bleak Convit-19 pandemic, nature around us is thriving and blooming still. Much comfort is derived from seeing these plants and flowers: the graceful lotus outside a temple; the bright and sunny sunflower at a community farm garden; the abundant fruited palm-like trees at a park. Nature really could bring much joy and is indeed healing.
He is the founder of Composite Art & Design, a company that runs art education programmes for children, adults and seniors. He has an extensive track record in Art education spanning from primary to tertiary levels. As an Art teacher with Ministry of Education from 2000 to 2006 (April), he was teaching at both primary and secondary levels. While managing his company from 2006 (May) to 2015, he was also lecturing at Temasek Polytechnic (Design Integrated Studies), LaSalle College of the Arts (Fine Arts/Arts Management) and First Media Design School on part-time and consultation bases. As a teachers’ trainer with World Prime Arts Education (2007), he has conducted various Art workshops specially tailored for teachers from MOE such as Art Interpretation for Study of Visual Arts, Fashion Illustration, Mixed Media Painting etc.
As a practicing Artist, he had exhibited his works at local galleries such as Utterly Art (‘Lucky Cat’, ‘Fantasy of Luck’) and Sunjin Gallery (‘Emerging Talents: 5 Artists for the Future’, ‘Sweetalicious’). A community Art project The Garden was also realized with Jurong Health Service where paper sculpture works were installed at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.
He holds a Master in Fine Arts (2007) from LaSalle College of the Arts (validated by Open University, UK), a Post-graduate Diploma in Education (2000) from National Institute of Education and a Bachelor in Arts from National University of Singapore (1996). He has also acquired certifications in Nature Matters in Conversation; Neighbourhood Nature; Introducing the Environment: Ecology and Ecosystems from Open University (OU) due to his interest in Nature, Horticulture and Landscape Design.