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Leonard Siaw

Artist / Designer in Kuching

Just Keep Painting

CREATED ON APRIL 19, 2016
IN KUCHING

Leonard Siaw shares his personal story on his growth as an artist despite the ridicule of people around him on his childhood ambition. With pure love for the arts, he continues to develop his skills in portrait drawings and painting and shows some of his notable 3D artworks in the city.

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Free Painting

BY ELIZABETH JOSE
@ VOL 9 ON APR 04, 2013

"What if painting was easy, right?"

In Free Painting from PechaKucha Night Taos Vol.9, Elizabeth Jose presents a series of her paintings while sharing how she creates these beautiful works of art. Elizabeth talks about her mindset while painting, preparation, and what motivates her to paint.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 28th, 2017. 

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Painting with Wax

BY KENDRA DENNY
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 13, 2013

Kendra Denny reflects on her experiences with encaustic painting, an ancient painting technique done with wax. Originally used as a method to seal ships, encaustic painting now serves as a fusion of contemporary fine art and traditional craft. 

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Skin, Brain, Heart

BY CLARA COLEMAN
@ VOL 17 ON APR 12, 2013

Ever since Clara Coleman started seriously drawing and painting, she found a natural curiosity and urge to observe and record the things going on around her; mostly through self portraits. Clara uses herself as a model for a number of reasons. Although she does enjoy painting other people - friends and models - when she has the chance. A lot of how Clara spends her time is with paints on a surface, often times looking in a mirror, all while simultaneously reflecting on the different psychological, environmental, and cultural changes in her life. 
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Painting Is Life

BY TARAJI ALMATARI
@ VOL 1 ON DEC 06, 2014

Painter Taraji Almatari struggled to achieve her ambitions in a city where art gets little recognition, and tells us how she brought her achievements into a reality.

An Artist, Painter, Struggled In Life To Achive Her Ambitions 
Specially In A City Where Art Has No Recognition 
She Made Her Achivments Come To Life.

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Oshaberi, A Painting Show

BY TOSHIYUKI KATO
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 29, 2014

Artist Toshiyuki Kato discusses his art and painting performances, which often depict very colorful animals. He sometimes works with charitable causes, especially those involving children.

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From Landscape to Painting

BY ANDREW DICKSON
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 17, 2015

Insight into the process of an artist and professor, Andrew Dickson, who captures landscapes through painting.

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Mural Mania

BY NICK WEST
@ VOL 128 ON SEP 30, 2015

"One of the great things about murals is they fill your whole field of vision."

In Mural Mania from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 129, Art writer Nick West takes us on a tour of large-scale public artworks around Tokyo - from a gigantic painting by Okamoto Taro in Shiibuya station to shop shutter murals in Shimokitazawa and everything in between.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, November 13th, 2015. 

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What is Painting?

BY PACO IRIGOYEN
@ VOL 12 ON FEB 25, 2016

El Paso based painter PACO IRIGOYEN discusses his exploration of painting in three dimensions.  Paco’s presentation guides the audience with topics every artist should consider when creating something — including ideas of Design, Materials and Structure. Referencing how being knowledgeable of the tools and having a degree of respect for them with bring forth a successful piece of Art.

Paco shows pieces from his research that show the evolution of a Painting, while engaging the viewer with imagery and brushwork. In such research, the mission is to successfully merge structure and concept to appeal to the audience and ignite a conversation with the Painting and those interacting with it.

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Oil painting

BY DI WU
@ VOL 35 ON MAR 22, 2018

What is the importance of having a hobby, especially in modern life? For Di Wu the practice of oil painting allowed him to observe interesting phenomena and reinvent himself.