Making future artists better

By Ooi Kok Chuen

February 2011 PENANG PALETTE
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A batik painting from the Stone Flowers series.
Feeling well supported since his early years, Tay Mo-Leong ventured into the arts with a confidence and a curiosity that led to various successes. Innovative painting turned out to be as much about mastering esoteric techniques as it was about being inspired. Yet, everything Mo-Leong painstakingly learned over the years, he happily divulges to any who are interestedTHROW A STONE and you would hit a few Datuks. The joke may be trite, but for artists, “Datukships” are exceptions to the...

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Ooi Kok Chuen

is an art-writer and journalist, and the author of MAHSURI: A Legend Reborn (Ooi Peeps Publishing), an adult contemporary fantasy “movel” (a novel conceived as a mock movie) spun from a local legend.