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Tam Kwan Yuen

"Painting is a way of expressing my view of the world. Whether it's a busy city or quiet village, I am enthralled by the interactions of humans and their environment. I hope to present these scenes in an interesting way to my viewers."


  • Born 1986 in Hong Kong

  • Moved to Singapore, 1989

  • Graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts, Product Design from Nanyang Technological University, 2012

  • Member of Singapore Watercolour Society

  • Signature Member of the Pennsylvania Watercolour Society


2016 JAN GARY and WILLIAM D. GORMAN MEMORIAL AWARD in the 149th Annual International Exhibition of the American Watercolour Society (AWS), Salmagundi Club, New York City, USA

2015 Finalist in Student Landscape Section of the Artists' Magazine 32nd Annual Art Competition

2014 Awarded in the 35th International Exhibition of Pennsylvania Watercolour Society (PWS), USA

2014 Juried into 34th International Exhibition of San Diego Watercolour Society (SDWS), USA

2014 Second Selection of Art of Watercolour's 1st World Watercolour Competition

2014 Juried into Society of Watercolour Artists (SWA) International Watermedia Showcase 2014, Texas, USA

2014 Award of Distinction, Watercolour Missouri International Exhibition 2014 (MoWS), USA

2014 Juried into 37th International Exhibition of Watercolour Art Society of Houston (WAS-H), USA

2013 "Boldbrush Award", Boldbrush Painting Competition month of December 2013, organized by FASO

2013 Winner in Creative Quarterly Magazine Competition Fine Art Category, published in the Spring Issue of CQ

2013 Outstanding Watercolour Award, October 2013 Boldbrush Competition, organised by FASO (includes full feature in Informed Collector)

2013 Third Place, 34th Annual International Exhibition of Pennsylvania Watercolor Society (PWS), USA

2013 Juried into 33rd International Exhibition of San Diego Watercolour Society (SDWS), USA

2013 Juried into 36th Annual Exhibition of Watercolour Art Society of Houston (WAS-H), USA

2012 Juried into "The Grand Harvest Show", Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Tam Kwan Yuen has been active in both the local and international art scene, participating in group and solo exhibitions. He currently paints scenes both locally and abroad, with a modern approach to his painting technique. His works have gained international recognition and have been exhibited in the United States, Canada, Belgium, Greece, Slovenia, Thailand, Hong Kong, China and Singapore. His works have been featured in art publications, including the 17th Issue of the Art of Watercolour Magazine and selected as Winner in North Light Books' Splash 18: Value | Light + Dark Issue edited by Rachel Rubin Wolf.