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James Phua, a young and dynamic artist who started his journey of art since childhood time. Having his first solo art exhibition at age of 19. Today he is an internationally renowned artist of Chinese horse painting. 《 Chinese: 潘瑞全,一位年轻有活力的画家。从小即展现他的艺术才华,19岁即受邀举办第一次个展。今日他已是享誉国际的水墨画马名家,》

James Phua 潘瑞全 – who has written posts on James Phua De Horse.


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This was a significant picture taken by my Mandarin teacher during a Chinese calligraphy competition. I represented the Mandarin club of my school in the competition. That was my very first time that I got in touch with ‘Chinese Ink’.

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Just like other kids in small town, I started my drawing with the influence of comics. I didn’t have opportunity to learn Chinese ink painting as there was no Chinese ink painting class conducted in my hometown, Muar. In other words, the Chinese ink painting was not a popular medium of art in my area.

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Due to financial hardship of my family, I couldn’t afford to enroll in any art classes in my area. That situation forced me to teach myself to paint. Without knowing it, I had developed certain art skills and techniques of my own. Surprisingly, my artworks had attracted judges’ attentions in many art competitions I participated.

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This award winning watercolor was done by me at the age of 16 in 1986. By observing the techniques and style employed in this work, I could tell that I had a tendency in admiring oriental art during my school days.

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One day, a Chinese painter of Kuala Lumpur came to my hometown to do Chinese painting demonstration. The artist had completed his lively bamboo painting within just a few minutes. I was so impressed by the artist’s unique brushwork. That was really the first time I got a complete idea what Chinese Ink Painting was all about.

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