“To travel and see and paint is for me a way of learning. It is a part of my life philosophy. Throughout the journey, the things you see, the people you meet, even the air you smell can give you so much enjoyment. I don’t count how many paintings I can do every trip – this way, the travel is full of potential and surprises.” – Chang Fee Ming
Chang Fee Ming is one of Asia’s most accomplished watercolour artists. Born and based in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia, the self-taught artist began his career in the early 1980s. Since then, he has become a highly regarded artists working with watercolour, with acclaimed works that are being exhibited and collected all over the world.
For over 20 years, his subject has been the people and places of Southeast Asia, portrayed through an extraordinary grasp of texture and light, complemented with his vibrant use of colour and composition. He has collaborated with STPI on a solo exhibition titled Chang Fee Ming: Imprinted Thoughts (2009); with works heavily inspired by his travels in Asia, from his hometown to the far lands of Tibet.
Chang has gone on to gain many accolades both locally and internationally, and became a Signature Member of the National Watercolour Society (USA) in 1994. He has exhibited widely with solo shows in Bali, Beijing, Jakarta, and Kuala Lumpur, and participated in numerous major exhibitions in Asia and North America. His works have appeared regularly in auctions held by Sotheby’s and Christie’s.