Seah Kam Chuan (1963 - )
Seah Kam Chuan was born in 1963 in Singapore. He had always shown interest in art as a child, drawing and copying any images he could get his hands on. He went on to enroll in the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and obtained a Diploma in Applied Arts in 1980. 5 year later, he studied Graphic Design at the academy, graduating with his second diploma in 1988. He soon found a job at the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation. However, his position gradually became redundant by the computerization of graphic works and he left to be a full-time artist and art teacher who dedicated his career to nurturing students till today.
Drawing inspiration from his everyday observations, the artist often depicts day-to-day scenes that he forms emotional connections with. His excellent technique and understanding of watercolour brings to life these shared quotidian experiences, encouraging a sense of intimacy between the artist and the audience. Over the years, Seah has participated in countless exhibitions and in 2019 held his first solo exhibition. He has also attained several awards for his exquisite works such as the Distinction Award for Representational in Western Art Category in the 2010 Dr Tan Sze Chor Art Award, and the Certificate of Commendation in the 15th UOB Painting of the Year Competition in 1996. The artist has also lent his expertise to a number of arts organisations. Leading the Singapore Watercolour Society as president for 6 years from 2000-2006, Seah later became an advisor for the society, a position he has held since.