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Member Story Poh Choo

Lucy Lim Poh Choo
Piano Teacher, Singaporean

"Every painting to me is a challenge to conquer greater height. I want people to enjoy looking at my paintings as much as I did painting it."

Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am Poh Choo, a Singaporean. My profession is a piano teacher. Have been in this line for 30 plus years. I’m very passionate about teaching and I consider music as part of my life.

How do you get started in creating art and how does it enrich your life?
I have no prior experience in painting except art lessons during my younger school days. My encounter with art started with one of my students. She likes art and asked me to follow her to purchase art materials in 2014. At that time I didn’t even know how to paint with oil but anyway I bought the materials and had them sitting at home till 2016! They were collecting dust because of my procrastination. I finally took the first step to take up an introductory class with My Art Space in mid 2016. To me painting is very much like music. There’s graduation of tone, contrasting elements and concoction of colors I have to consider. Now my life is filled with colors and I look at things differently.

Please share on your learning experience and what you like about My Art Space.
I could still remember vividly that I had a hard time painting the still objects during the introductory class but I told myself I must give it a try. From then on there’s no turning back.

My Art Space has provided me the opportunity to explore and try out new things. This one year plus journey in painting at My Art Space has both been interesting and enriching. Shan , Chankerk and Matthew have been great teachers. They give us great advice, suggestions and are ever so encouraging.

What's your favourite artwork?
My favorite art pieces are portraits of kids. I had my first success on portrait during my second month into painting. I was really happy and unbelievable that I could do it! Family members find it hard to believe that I can paint almost overnight! I guess it’s sheer hard work and being humble when learning.

What are you trying to communicate with your art?
I wish that I can inject life and spirit into my painting. Every painting to me is a challenge to conquer greater height. I want people to enjoy looking at my paintings as much as I did painting it.

Tell us what plans you have for your art future?
I wish to have a successful side career while doing my music. So far I have painted quite a few pieces but haven’t gotten round to selling it. Hopefully I can sell part of my paintings off while enjoying it as a hobby still.

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