My Art Journey
Hello, my fellow friends of the world.
Welcome to my personal website: James Phua De horse.Com
I feel very excited and pleased because I am able to meet you guys through my newly set- up personal website, James Phua De… Continue reading
I was born in Muar, Johor, Malaysia on 9th June 1970.This old photo of mine was taken at the age of two. I had a pair of blazing eyes when I was a kid.
I came from a very… Continue reading
My mother told me that I had inherited the art talent from my father. Unfortunately, my father had to discontinue his studies at the Nan Yang Academy of Art in Singapore due to financial problem. My father worked as a… Continue reading
My family couldn’t afford to own even a television set due to financial hardship .My only entertainment and pastime was scribbling and doing sketches on recycled papers. Gradually, I had cultivated my interest in art. In fact, my mother played… Continue reading
Unexpectedly, something strange was happening at my teenage years. Surprisingly, I started winning numerous awards in both national and international art competitions. Suddenly, I became the envy of everyone in my school.
I won first prize in a portrait competition… Continue reading
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’.… Continue reading
Because of the financial hardship, I decided to stay and work as a part-time tutor in Muar while most of my classmates had furthered their studies either outstation or overseas after completion of secondary education. One day, by change, my… Continue reading
I started a part- time job as a waiter in a Chinese restaurant where I met James Chan, the owner of the restaurant and as well as the Director of Students Affair s of the Malaysian Institute of Art( MIA).Very… Continue reading
Surprisingly, I became the first Malaysian artist whose artwork had been selected by Sin Chew Jit Poh, Malaysia’s most leading Chinese newspaper to be featured in its front cover in full page. I felt very encouraged and fortunate being selected.… Continue reading
After completion of a- year-foundation course in Malaysian Institute of Art ( MIA), I made up my mind to major in Fine Arts. I started learning oil painting and other western art seriously. (Photo : Me, with my oil paintings… Continue reading