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Flower of Nanyang bloom in style - Malaysia

HER POWER Global Female Contemporary Art Online Exhibition 2021  · Chapter Seventeen


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2021 · HER POWER

The prologue of the "Life.Blossom” Exhibition - "Her Power" Online Exhibition, was jointly initiated by HK Art of Nature International Female Art Research Society, Art Life Foundation, and female artists and art institutions.


The first stage will bring the recommendations from our academic consultants, invited curators and  International Women Artists Federation as pilot. Up to now, we have received works from around 120 artists from more than 30 regions (including oil paintings, ink paintings, installations, sculptures, photography, digital images, etc.).


The call for works is still open to public. The online exhibition will also be published by region, theme, category, subject, or material.


The content of the online exhibition will be presented on Art of Nature’s official website and the platform of "Her Art", Facebook,  and overseas online platforms.


Art of Nature Intrenational Female Art Online Exhibition

Orgainisors :

HK Art of Nature International Female Art Research Society, Art Life Foundation


Nyonya Ensemble · Women and Cat · State of My Heart  · Our Story · Surging Life

Chapter One


源子玲 Yuen Chee Ling |  邱玲琦 Chiou Ling Chyi


Yuen Chee Ling

Born in Penang 1950. Graduated BFA (1985) and MFA (1986) Degrees at University of the Philippines. Awarded doctoral degree by Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2008.

Co-founder/Director of Conservatory of Fine Arts since 1987. Initiator cum organizer of Her Presence In Colours Exhibition -Asian International Women Artists Exhibition series since 1993. Founder cum President of World International Women Artists Council –INWAC since 1999.

Held 15 solo exhibitions locally and abroad and numerous group exhibitions in important national and state museums in Malaysia, Argentina, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, China, Australia, United Kingdom, USA , Denmark, Korea, Vietnam and moscow.

Her Paintings are in the important collection of Malaysian National Art Gallery, USM Museum, Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation Center, Bangkok Metropolitan Bank, Esso, Philip Morris and Pacific Bank, Olympic Fine Arts Museum (Beijing) Heshan Museum (Guangzhuo-China).  


2014 <Her Presence In Colours XI- International Women Artists Exhibition>, Mongolia 

2014 <Mongolia National Art Gallery Ulanbaatar>, Mongolia

2010 <Art Speaks- International Artists Exhibition>, The Bund Art Gallery, Shanghai

2009 <Art, Life Vision- 100 Excellent Artists>, Pennag Town Hall

2008 <Olympic Fine Arts 2008> , China International Exhibition Centre

1995 <In Deep Thoughts, the Silent World>,  Solo Exhibition , Art Salon , Kuala Lumpur

1987 <Image to Image- Yuen Chee Ling Solo Exhibition>, Penang Museum & State Art Gallery

<Nyonya Ensemble>, 40 x 50 in , Oil on canvas, 2004


32 x 32 in

Oil on canvas



45 x 45 in

Oil on canvas


"Nyonya-Reminiscence" series depict the daily life of the Nyonyas (General term used to address a Straits born Chinese woman) in Penang from the 1950s to the 1970s when people seem to display much more love and humanity. 


Her recent Nyonya series is a reminiscence of the old Penang. The day-to day life of the "Nyonyas" (womenfolk of the Straits Chinese Baba)  in relation to own her childhood experiences.

<Nyonya Ensemble>, 40 x 50 in , Oil on canvas, 2004

<Riverside>, 48 x 84 in, Oil on canvas, 2001

"Since 1990, I had developed a figurative style of my own that can be identified as the Pan Asian women type. My intention is to delineate the essence of womanhood and not so much on the ethnic origin. 'Serene, truthful and diligent' is my conception of beauty embodied  by every woman."


Chiou Ling Chyi

Graduated of Diploma in Fine Arts, Conservatory of Fine Arts, Penang, Malaysia.

Took part in various art activities since 1987, she has participated in art exhibition activities. There are two solo exhibitions and hundreds of joint exhibitions at home and abroad, including Malaysia, China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Canada, Australia , Arabia, Outer Mongolia, Russia... etc.


2020 <International Woman Artists Art Exhibition 2020>, Yangon, Myanmar

2019  <Motherhood - Hope Of The Word > International Woman Artists Federation ,  Moscow, Russia

2016 <The 8th Asian Art Exhibition Malaysia 2016>

2015 <The Art Room, Straits Quay>, Penang, Malaysia.

2014 <Her Presence In Colours IX- International Women Artists Exhibition>, Mongolia

2009  <Galeri Seri Mutiara>, Penang , Malaysia

<You And Me>

51 x 61cm

Oil on canvas


<You And Me>

51 x 61cm

Oil on canvas


" In my painting process, pottery is my common painting subject, it brings me a lot of creative inspiration, this painting expresses the peaceful atmosphere and inner peace."

Chapter Two


源淑芳 Yoon Sook Fong |  葉健一Jane Yap Jian Yi


Yoon Sook Fong

Born in Georgetown, Penang, 1971. Completed Graphic Design diploma in Malaysia Institute of Arts; Studio Art in Conservatory of Fine Arts in Malaysia. Chairperson of Malaysia Woman Artists Association, secretary of International Women Artists Council, member of Cao Tang Men Eastern Art Society, member of Asia Artists Association Malaysia, member of Malaysia Institute of Arts Alumni. 

Participated in local and international group exhibitions in Malaysia, China, Australia, Korea, Vietnam, Mongolia.



2021 <The 3rd Impression Contemporary Art Exhibition Of Malaysia-Traditional Yet Modernity>

2020 <The 20th Hands Across the Pacific Art Exhibition>

2020 <Praising.Embracing beauty of nature by Malaysia. China>

2019 <Malaysia Chinese Ink Brush Painting Exhibition>, KLSCAH

2018 <HPiC XIII Shanghai International Exhibition>, Shanghai Yinuo Art Gallery

2018 <The 9th Asian International Art Exhibition for 2018>, Qingdoa, China 

<Lazy afternoon. Woman and Cat>

46 x 92 cm

Acrylic on canvas


<Resting woman and cat>

 76.2  x 60.96 cm

Acrylic on canvas


The serene and soothing portraits of an Asian woman and a lazy cat with graceful floating poses. The beautiful traditional Malay style Batik with fusing modern elements such as today's clothing styles and floral textile designs Nanyang Style, evokes dreamlike nostalgia. The dreamlike style portraits and folklore depict romantic and carefree happiness in the world.

<Leisurely Bliss>

33 x 33 cm

Colour ink painting on card



Jane Yap Jian Yi

Artist / Principal of Jane Yap atelier. 1975 born in Malaysia, 1996 Graduated from Takasaki Art Centre College, Japan, 1997 Graduated from Kalakshetra Art & Craft Centre, India.

She has won the silver medal of 1994 Silver award of “The 15th International fine art exhibition”, Ginza, Japan; 1999 Gold award of “99th Emperor Yan international art competition”, China; 2004 Second runner up of “Fu Bao Shi prize” ink wash painting media Exhibition triennial ofNanjing, China.

Selected private collectors in Malaysia, Japan, China, USA, Tahiti, Singapore,England, Hungary and Romania.


2008 <Diary>,Solo exhibition, A2 Gallery, Penang Malaysia

2007 <Her Presence In Colour-Internation Women Artist Exhibition > ,Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

2004 <The Cat>, Solo exhibition, Cat Museum of Kuching, Sarawak Malaysia

2003 <6028-modern ink art exhibition by Yap Hong Ngee and Jane Yap>, Sokagakkai Art

2003 <Her Presence In Colour- International Women Artist Exhibition>, Shelffield, UK

1998 <Father and Daughter- joint modern ink painting exhibition>, ISETAN Gallery at KLCC

<Black And White>

75 x 75 cm

Mixed media on rice paper


"I like black on white paper, I like to be either right or wrong, but I also think that if life contains only white or black it will be stressful and meaningless."

<You? Me?>

75 x 75cm

Mixed media on rice paper


<Blend in>

75 x 75 cm

Mixed media on rice paper


Chapter Three


許安 Anne Koh |  潘翠儀 Pang Chooi Yee


Anne Koh

Artist. Born in 1960 in Miri, Sarawak.



2020 <South East Asia Watercolor Exhibition>

2019 <Blosom Art Festival>, Kuala Lumpur

2018 <DUO III- Art Expo Plus 2018>, Matrade Center, Kuala Lumpur

2018 <Her Presence in Colours XIII-Internation Women Artist Exhibition >, Shanghai, China

2017 <2017 Incheon Global Art Exhibition>, Korea

2014 Solo Exhibition,In conjunction with Adelaide Cello Festival 2014, South Australia

<The Twin Cellists>

122 x 122 cm

Mixed media


Anne Koh finds much inspiration from the amazing talent and musical expressiveness she experiences in live classical concerts. The brilliant conductors conjuring life to the great symphonies and concertos radiate huge energy and expressions which she aspires to capture onto canvas.


Many of her paintings are of her twin nephews, both Australian cellists who have performed in many of the world’s prestigious venues. It is they who brought her to this wonderful world of music, and this new world is her focus and joy. The movements and emotions of the music she hears are captured through her colours and strokes. Her works are a mix of abstract, expressionism and Impressionism.


Anne hopes to share some of the beautiful and poignant moments through her paintings. Although it is visual art, in her mind it is ‘auditory art’. In recent times, the pandemic has ravaged her country, Malaysia. During these years of mayhem and suffering, her works have evolved into a blue period. Subconsciously in despondent moods, her choice of colours has moved away from vibrant and earthy colours.


86 x 115 cm

Oil painting


<The Ecstasy Of Gold>

86 x 145 cm

Mixed media


The Ecstasy Of Gold, written by Ennio Morricone for the unforgettable movie, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. The music is, of course, also unforgettable and its catchy tunes occupy one's mind for long spells. Anne Koh’s The Ecstasy Of Gold with its searing desert heat and gold colours in the background, captures the ecstasy of the musicians’ performance. Koh was introduced to this piece of music through her eldest brother when she was 8 years old. Koh’s memory of her late brother during this part of her life gave her the strong urge to put her emotions down on canvas. Her big bold strokes are applied freely in this work of mixed mediums. If you look carefully, do not be surprised to see the lost gold coins in the background.


​Pang Chooi Yee

1981 Diploma in Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur College of Art, 1988 till now- Art tutor.


2019 <Angel's Hand- Women Artist Group exhibition>

2019 <Malaysian Chinese Ink Brush Painting Exhibition 2019>

2015 <Through Her Eyes International Women's Day Art Exhibition>

2014 <Impression of Angkor Wat>

1996 <The Cornucopia of Malaysian Arts '96>

1983 <Young Contemporaries '83>, National Art Gallery

<Wisdom of Nature 1>

68 x 68 cm

Chinese Ink Painting


<Wisdom of Nature 2>

68 x 68 cm

Chinese Ink Painting


By continuous working on nature sketching, Qigong and spiritual study, I realised the mysterious cosmic energy and the endless living power of Nature. Before every painting session, I relax and free my mind just like meditation. Then Qi will lead me to move the brush along the painting process. After it stopped automatically, I would add in colours or tones to balance and emphasize for finishing off. My paintings are just the record of that instant moment. Viewers may interpret them their own way according to their perception.

Chapter Four


郭一梅  Helen Guek Yee Mei |  陳麗娟 Janiz Chan


Helen Guek Yee Mei

Born in 1971,  graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, University of Melbourne, Australia, and graduated with a master's degree from a local university. Participated in many domestic and foreign art exhibitions, including China, Bangladesh, Australia, Britain, Belgium, France, and South Korea . She also participated in the East Asia 2001 Biennale Art Exhibition on behalf of the country. 

Her work has been selected into the "Philip Morris Malaysia Art Awards" Honorable Mention, and was awarded the "The Strover Award for Excellence" by the University of Melbourne, Australia, and the Bronze Award in the 3rd Fukuoka International Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition. Worked at New Era College for seven years and is currently a lecturer in the Fine Arts Department of Sunway University.

Her interest in paintings in recent years has focused on the exploration of identity, especially the inherent complexity of human existence under the surface and characteristics of the skin.


2020 <Hands Across the Pacific International Art Exhibition>, China

2019 <The 3rd Fukuoka International Open Show>, Fukuoka International, Japan

2014 <Open Show Malaysia>, National Art Gallery, K.L, Malaysia.

2009 <Arts and Liturgy: a tour exhibition> , Belgium, few cities in France

2006 <Oncology on Canvas: Expressions of a Cancer Journey, Lilly Oncology International Art Competition and Exhibition>, Royal College of Art, London.

1999 <3 Young Contemporaries>, Valentine Willie Fine Art Gallery, K.L. Malaysia. 

<Our Stories- The layering Portrait (Hainan)>

55 x 71 cm

Mixed media on canvas


<Our Stories- The layering Portrait (Cantonese)>

55 x 71 cm

Mixed media on canvas


This series of works attempt to present the physical representations of the internal dimensions of a people through the visual assemblage. I work on the dimension of depth through the layering process to suggest the inner landscape of the overlapping identities as a women. Not only personal memories and experience, but also defined by personal choices and preferences with evolving tendencies. 


Janiz Chan

Born in Tanjung Malim, Malaysia, I received my formal art education at the Malaysian Institute of Arts (MIA) in 1989.

She had 7 solo exhibitions and participated in more than 30 group exhibitions including France, China, Singapore , Philippines, Indonesia, Japan and Chicago, USA.


2021 <Female Unbounded>, Homarttrans, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2020 <Regrowth>, Solo Exhibition, Pinkguy Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2019 <The First Asia - East International Elite Watercolor Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition>, Taiwan

2018 <Enlace>, Solo Exhibition, Pinkguy Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2017 <Divan>, Le 100 ECS, Paris, France

2012 <Tease>, Artesan Gallery, Singapore

<Alluring Shine>

90 x 65 cm

Oil painting


<Ode to Peace>

75 x 65 cm

Oil painting



90 x 78 cm 

Oil painting


Janiz captures the beauty and grace of the contemporary dancer as she moves, surrounded by floral, breaking out into impromptu dances, skipping joyfully, as a way of encouraging people to dance their worries into joy. 


She believes that art has the potential to cultivate positive energy and serve as a peaceful escape during these unprecedented times.

Chapter Five


楊小平 Yong Seow Ping |  李慧霞 Lee Hoi Har


Yong Seow Ping

Malaysian artist.


2020 <Ode to the New: New Art Exhibition, Art Association Art Exhibition>, Johor Bahru Aesthetics Museum

2019 <The 11th Thailand Malaysia International Female Artists Art Exhibition>

2018 <Penang Art Association 65th Anniversary Celebration: 2018 Ink Glory Hundred People Exhibition>, Penang Ink Painting Association

2017 <Peace and Harmony>, Solo exhibition, Buddhist Art and Heritage Center, Terengganu

2015 <Her Vision- 38 Women's Day Joint Exhibition>, Penang Ink Painting Association, Kuala Lumpur

2011 <Looking for Bodhi>, Solo exhibition, Penang Island Gallery

Flower Series- <Warm>

84 x 67 cm

Oil on canvas


<Unrestrained life>

61 x 46 cm

Oil on canvas


"My artistic creation comes from my life,the artwork is inspired by nature.At the same time, I also hope that my artwork can let the public see the beauty of the natural world."


Lee Hoi Har

Member of National Visual Arts Gallery, member of Penang Chinese Brush Painting, member of MWAA-Malaysia Women Art Association, member of Penang Art Society, member of Balik Pulau Society, member of INWAA-International Women Art Association, member of Malaysia Visual Art Association.

Her works have been exhibited locally and abroad for many times, such as Singapore, China, Vietnam, Outer Mongolia, South Korea and India.


2012 <Art Exhibition Rakan-rakan Pelukis>, Malay Art Gallery, Penang

2010 <Women Art & Environment-Malaysia Women Art Exhibition>

2008 <Friends of CFA Exhibition 2008>

2000 <Art Exhibition> , Pesta Pulau Pinang, Penang State Art Gallery

1998 <CFA Art & Design Show>, Sunny Point Complex, Penang

1995 <Women's Dialogue Through Art>, CFA Gallery, Penang

<Silent Love>

 50 x 60cm 

Acrylic on canvas


<Life With Hope>

60 x 92cm 

Oil on canvas


<Power Of Life>

60 x 90 cm 

Oil on canvas


I explores the intersections of human culture and nature, sees nature as a healing force. Mother earth nourishing and protecting us in every moment–giving us air to breathe, fresh water to drink, food to eat and healing inner feeling . 

-The End-


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