ARTWORKS

BIOGRAPHY

Marvin Chew

Malaysia | 1975

Although trained as an accountant, Mr Marvin Chew is a full time watercolour artist and the current Vice-President of Singapore Watercolour Society. He is also actively involved in many exhibitions and competitions, both locally and internationally. Mr Chew is particularly fond of painting street scenes of Singapore using an impressionistic style with hints of semi-realism, specialising in en plein air painting and sketching. He spends much time interacting and observing both the old and new architectures, studying their silhouettes and forms, as well as their lighting and tonal details. He conveys his observations with artworks using delicate washes and impactful brush strokes, often exuding the spirit of Chinese Calligraphy. Mr Chew believes that he is able to provoke observers of his works to rediscover the charm of seemingly ordinary places.

EDUCATION & AWARDS

2009  Vice President of Singapore Watercolour Society

2013  Won the “Christopher J. Doré Memorial Award” - 43rd Louisiana Watercolour Society (LWS) International Exhibition, USA

EXHIBITIONS 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012  “In Living Colours” at Galerie Sogan & Art, Singapore

2014  “Eat • Drink • Paint” at Utterly Art Gallery, Singapore

Selected Exhibitions

2015  World Artists Alliance Exhibitions in Penang, Malaysia and Hua Lien, Taiwan

          45th Louisiana Watercolour Society (LWS) International Exhibition, USA

          38th International Exhibition of Watercolour Art Society, Houston (WAS-H), USA

          Singapore Art Society’s 65th Anniversary Art Exhibition, MCI ARTrium, Singapore

2014  “Re-Interpretation” International Watercolour Exhibition 2014, Suzhou, China

2010  National Watercolour Society 90th Annual Exhibition 2010, LosAngeles, USA

2005  Participated in the 17th Asia International Watercolour 2005, Singapore

          Juried into the 28th International Exhibition of Watercolour Art Society, Houston (WAS-H), USA