Cityscapes, Ancient and Present is a solo exhibition by established local artist John Toh. John has been painting since his teenage years. What started as an extra-curricular subject slowly evolved into an interest in fine arts. He credits his secondary teacher as being instrumental in sharpening his skills, particularly in watercolour as a medium, guiding him to earning distinctions in his art examinations.
In addition to painting, John also devotes his time to teaching aspiring artists. He regularly conducts lessons to those who are keen in pursuing fine arts and his students range from novices to seasoned painters. He also regularly joins other artists in outdoor painting sessions.
John has recently helped a charitable organisation in Cambodia to raise funds for needy villagers to attend school through auctioning his paintings. He is also the illustrator of a book titled “Hello! Singapore” that describes and explains the cultures, beliefs and behaviours of Singaporeans.
John’s artistic talent extends to areas beyond watercolour painting. He is also deft in handicraft and turns his hand-painted artwork into fishing lures and intricate blades. Encompassing all areas of art, he also restores oil paintings, antique furniture and customises paintings for individual clients and corporations.
Venue: Public Art Space (Level 2) at Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039595
When: 31 Oct 2018 - 28 Jan 2019, 11am - 8pm