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Preface of jamesphuadehorse.com

Preface of jamesphuadehorse.com

Hello, my fellow friends of the world. Welcome to my personal website: James Phua De horse.Com [...]
My childhood

My childhood

I was born in Muar, Johor, Malaysia on 9th June 1970.This old photo of mine was taken at the age o[...]
My Father

My Father

My mother told me that I had inherited the art talent from my father. Unfortunately, my father h[...]
My school days

My school days

My family couldn’t afford to own even a television set due to financial hardship .My only entertai[...]
My teenage years

My teenage years

Unexpectedly, something strange was happening at my teenage years. Surprisingly, I started win[...]
First contact with Chinese ink

First contact with Chinese ink

This was a significant picture taken by my Mandarin teacher during a Chinese calligraphy competi[...]
My college years

My college years

Because of the financial hardship, I decided to stay and work as a part-time tutor in Muar while m[...]
My first solo exhibition of horse painting

My first solo exhibition of horse painting

I started a part- time job as a waiter in a Chinese restaurant where I met James Chan, the owner[...]
After My first solo exhibition of horse painting

After My first solo exhibition of horse painting

Surprisingly, I became the first Malaysian artist whose artwork had been selected by Sin Che[...]
My artworks done during the college years.

My artworks done during the college years.

After completion of a- year-foundation course in Malaysian Institute of Art ( MIA), I made up my[...]
The first batch of  Chinese ink painting graduates in the Malaysian art history.

The first batch of Chinese ink painting graduates in the Malaysian art history.

None of the art institutes in Malaysia had the faculty of Chinese ink painting in the 80’s. In 1[...]
Appointed to be the Principal of the National Art Gallery’s Creative Centre.

Appointed to be the Principal of the National Art Gallery’s Creative Centre.

Thank God my hard work had afforded me splendid result in the final year examination of the art [...]
The journey of a young artist began

The journey of a young artist began

From then on, I became more and more popular in the field of art. (Photo :In 1993,the national broad[...]
Paying a debt of gratitude for my college

Paying a debt of gratitude for my college

In 1993, to thank my art college for nurturing me, I had made up my mind to hold my 2nd solo and hal[...]
The setup of my own art centre

The setup of my own art centre

After serving as the Principal of the National Art Gallery’s Creative Centre for two years, I set up[...]
Artworks commissioned by international corporates

Artworks commissioned by international corporates

Gradually,my artworks had gained the attentions and interests of international corporates. Some of m[...]
Cultural exchange with students from different countries

Cultural exchange with students from different countries

James Phua Art Centre had become more and more popular among the art enthusiasts. In fact, the a[...]
An invitation by royal family

An invitation by royal family

In 1994, I was invited by Tunku Laila of royal family, manager of the Sogo Corporation, to run its c[...]
Started writing art articles for newspapers

Started writing art articles for newspapers

In 1994,I was appointed to be the Secretary of the Contemporary Ink Painting Research Society. I sta[...]
My third solo exhibition

My third solo exhibition

In 1995, my  3rd solo art exhibition was held in the Crystal Crown Hotel with great success and good[...]
Artworks which were featured in news media

Artworks which were featured in news media

I felt very encouraged that my artworks had been featured very frequently in news media and magazine[...]
The 1st art exhibition by the teachers and students of the James Phua Art Centre.

The 1st art exhibition by the teachers and students of the James Phua Art Centre.

In 1997,the 1st art exhibition by the teachers and students of the James Phua Art Centre was held at[...]
Dedicated myself to children’s art education.

Dedicated myself to children’s art education.

In the 90’s, I dedicated myself to children’s art education. I believe that art plays an important r[...]
Committed myself to charity art shows.

Committed myself to charity art shows.

Besides dedicating myself to art education, I also committed myself to charity art shows: [...]
Talks and interviews

Talks and interviews

I am thankful for those who supported me and made me became more and more popular in the field of ar[...]
My life after marriage.

My life after marriage.

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Moved into a new office space of my own

Moved into a new office space of my own

In 2001, James Phua Art Centre moved into its newly- bought office space located at  Damansara Intan[...]
The 2nd art exhibition by the teachers and students of the James Phua Art Centre

The 2nd art exhibition by the teachers and students of the James Phua Art Centre

In 2002, the 2nd art exhibition by the teachers and students of the James Phua Art Centre was held a[...]
Exchange of aesthetic views among artists.

Exchange of aesthetic views among artists.

In 00’s, I had been active in exchanging art views and ideas with other established artists. Besides[...]
My second exhibition of horse painting.

My second exhibition of horse painting.

In 2002,I held a very special horse painting exhibition in conjunction with the year of Horse. This [...]
Decided to cut down my busy schedule .

Decided to cut down my busy schedule .

From then on ,after my horse painting exhibition, I  had decided to cut down my busy schedule . This[...]
Some activities during my spare time.

Some activities during my spare time.

Me, conducting an art workshop for a group of art enthusiasts from 8 different nations: UK, USA, Fra[...]
Fully engaged in painting horses

Fully engaged in painting horses

In 2011, I cut down almost all of my activities. I indulged in painting horses. I spent a few hours [...]

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