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Participating Artists:!

Bernard! Fitri! Jason! Ling Yi! Luqman! Nadiah! Nasreen! Ryan! Suen Yi! Zahirra! Zahra!


Blue Lake – Acrylic on Canvas – 12” x 24”

Bernard

(Boon Chen) Bernard Liew is 18 years old and the youngest in the family of 4 boys. Born with a heart defect and surgically corrected at the age of 5 years old. Bernard is a very happy and friendly teenager who loves to interact with everyone he meets. He has been actively painting since two years ago. Although he has learning difficulties, because of his motor skill movements and still he loves painting. His poor eyesight also limits his ability to produce work in detail. Nevertheless his art shows his own uniqueness.

Family Hills – Acrylic on Canvas – 12” x 26”

Jungle – Acrylic on Canvas – 12” x 24”


Red Houses – Acrylic on Canvas – 12” x 26”

Bernard

(Boon Chen)

Sailing – Acrylic on Canvas – 12” x 26”


Fitri Fitri is a young adult aged 18. When one looks at him, he looks like any teenager his age, enjoys music, has interests in girls but he has a shortcoming once you start a conversation with him.

Amsterdam By The Canals Acrylic on Canvas – 18” x 18”

He is autistic, Asperger to be exact so his conversation can be very honest and direct. Art is a form of expression for him, an outlet for all his zest and energy. He is very outgoing and not at all aware of his shortcoming. He loves the limelight and attention. His art interest has moved from buildings to birds due to a recent batik painting exploration to the bird park. Being him, he simply loves to paint and not driven by monetary factors hence his art is genuinely from his pure interest and from his honest self. Do enjoy his art as how best he can express it!

Amsterdam Acrylic on Canvas – 18” x 18”

Perspective of Vienna at Night Acrylic on Canvas – 18” x 18”


Fitri

Phiphi Beach with Array of Umbrellas Acrylic on Canvas – 18” x 18”

Venice Acrylic on Canvas – 18” x 18”


Beach Combo – Acrylic on Canvas – 12” x 26”

Jason Jason is Bernard’s elder brother He is 29 years old this year. He has speech difficulties and is not able to verbally express himself to others. Currently he is receiving training to improve his social skill at a work place managed by Malaysian Care. He started painting after seeing his brother Bernard bringing back paintings every week.

Empty Boats – Acrylic on Canvas – 12” x 26”

He loves art but he is not aware of his own limitations when painting. Most of his work are repetition, basically creating art and practicing his motor skill movement. He has difficulties in receiving instructions thus he usually will not be able to paint what he sees. His work mainly is an outlet for him to exercise his wrist with brush and colors.

Low Tide– Acrylic on Canvas – 12” x 24”


Riverbank – Acrylic on Canvas – 12” x 26”

Jason

Small Hills – Acrylic on Canvas – 12” x 26”


Ling Yee

Anteater Acrylic on Canvas – 18” x 18”

Ling Yee is a 22 year-old young adult. Born in 9th December 1991, she’s diagnosed with autism when she was 4 years old. Ling Yee is the third child in her family and has an elder sister, elder brother and a younger brother. She currently lives with her family. Ling Yee has been working at Work Base in Malaysian Care for few years now, and she’s learning to be an independent child when her parents or family is not around to help her. She is a very clever and hardworking girl and is always helping her mother in house chores whenever possible. Though hardworking, she will sometimes throw tantrums when things do not go her way, but will quickly cool down after a while.

Cat Walk Acrylic on Canvas – 18” x 18”

Her favorite pastime includes drawing, coloring, online, gaming and listening to music. She has shown interest in art and drawing since young, and is always seen drawing her favorite cartoon character’s costumes during her pastime. She started art class with artist Tan See Ling since June 2012. This art class is a new challenge to her as she’s learning to use another type of material other than coloring pencil; which she’s familiar since young. Her mother hopes that through drawing, her patience and skill will be widen. Flying Cat Acrylic on Canvas – 18” x 18”


Ling Yee

Jolly Cat Acrylic on Canvas – 18” x 18”

One For You, One For Me Acrylic on Canvas – 18” x 18”


Woofy’s Adventure: Hide and Seek Acrylic on Canvas – 16” x 16”

Luqman Luqman Hakim is 11 years old now but only has the mental maturity of a 6 to 7 years old child. With his inquisitive nature, pleasant and adorable appearance, people normally do not notice his learning challenges and developmental delay. He studies in a private school at the moment. In school, he has always been misunderstood as lazy and slack in his school works. Most of the time, he is also excluded from taking part in school’s co curriculum. Now that he has better understanding of his differences from his peers, he feels left out at time.

Woofy’s Adventure: Inception Acrylic on Canvas – 16” x 16”

However, despite those challenges, his is a determined boy, he puts in remarkable effort when it comes to arts and crafts. This is an area which he has a very strong passion and interest. He likes to express his emotion and feeling through art. Luqman also likes music, he takes private violin and drum lessons. Regardless of the lack of understanding from others, he has a very positive attitude towards life and he expresses it through his bold strokes and colorful palate in his artwork. Woofy’s Adventure: Our Present Acrylic on Canvas – 16” x 16”


Woofy’s Adventure: Out Of Africa Acrylic on Canvas – 16” x 16”

Luqman

Woofy’s Adventure: Peek-A-Boot Acrylic on Canvas – 16” x 16”


Nadiah

Happy Birthday Deer Acrylic on Canvas – 16” x 16”

Nadiah is a happy 14 year-old teenager who lives with her mum, younger brother and 5 other family members at her grandmother's home in Ampang. She currently attends the pendidikan khas class in Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Taman Melawati, as well as tuition classes, music therapy, clay lessons, and of course, art lessons with art teacher, Auntie Seeling. During her free time, she enjoys doing some cycling, swimming, and drawing. Her number one favorite pastime till today is still bubble bath (evidence of this is seen from her previous paintings which she drew many pictures of a girl enjoying her bubble bath). Traveling is a must every 2-3 months, and she would be the one making the request and insists on the same favorite destinations such as Mines Hotel in Sri Kembangan and Kelantan. Giving in to her subtle 'requests' is a necessity for the entire family's peace and quite. A girly-girl by appearance, and quite a vain one too, do not be deceived by this girly side of her. She loves activities that gives her an adrenaline rush such as fast and bumpy boat rides, touch water parasailing, roller coaster rides, just to name a few.

Miss Fizzy Acrylic on Canvas – 16” x 16”

An easy child to please, she doesn't asks for much except for the occasional kfc fried chicken, 'leaf' fried egg, chicken goreng, mcdonald's fries, nando's chicken, chinese fried rice, chicken rice, Polly pocket dolls, and of course the short holidays...

Safari Party Acrylic on Canvas – 16” x 16”


Nadiah

Tea Time with Miss Bunny Acrylic on Canvas – 16” x 16”

Waiting Time Acrylic on Canvas – 16” x 16”


Manggis Acrylic on Canvas – 12” x 12”

Nasreen Nasreen is the youngest of the eleven artists participating and just turned 7 years old. She currently attends Sekolah Pendidikan Khas Cheras Indah, and is the youngest of four children. Her interests include drawing and playing with PC and tablet games. Ballet Class Acrylic on Canvas – 16” x 20”

Beach Party Acrylic on Canvas – 16” x 20”


Cat Food Acrylic on Canvas – 16” x 20”

Nasreen Nasreen is the youngest of the eleven artists participating and just turned 7 years old. She currently attends Sekolah Pendidikan Khas Cheras Indah, and is the youngest of four children. Her interests include drawing and playing with PC and tablet games. Colourful Butterfly Acrylic on Canvas – 16” x 20”


Ryan

A Pair Acrylic on Canvas – 12” x 12”

Ryan Raveen Raj, 12 years old, goes to SK Sentul Utama in Jalan Ipoh. He is very attached to his family and friends. He loves animals and has two dogs at home. He also goes to an animal shelter to play animals there. He likes to play football and games on his tablet. He also loves travelling. He likes places such as the beach and water parks.

A Family Walk Acrylic on Canvas – 12” x 12”

He joined Thumb Art in December and shows a lot of interest in art and has improved quite well overtime.

Grasshopper Acrylic on Canvas – 12” x 12”


Ryan

Little Rooster Acrylic on Canvas – 12” x 12”

Ryan Raveen Raj, 12 years old, goes to SK Sentul Utama in Jalan Ipoh. He is very attached to his family and friends. He loves animals and has two dogs at home. He also goes to an animal shelter to play animals there. He likes to play football and games on his tablet. He also loves travelling. He likes places such as the beach and water parks. He joined Thumb Art in December and shows a lot of interest in art and has improved quite well overtime.

Rooster’s Birthday Acrylic on Canvas – 12” x 12”


A Picnic with Mr. Wolf Acrylic on Canvas – 10” x 20”

Suen Yi Suen Yi is 8 this year. She started at thumbartstudio in January and enjoys drawing in pencils and acrylic. She loves Ben & Holly, Canimals and Peppa Pig. She lives with her brother Yik Chen, baby sister Chien Yi, and her parents in KL.

Doggie’s Playtime Acrylic on Canvas – 10” x 20”

Sweet Delight Acrylic on Canvas – 10” x 20”


Tea Time with Friends Acrylic on Canvas – 10” x 20”

Suen Yi

Three Little Pigs Acrylic on Canvas – 10” x 20”


Zahirra

Blue Orchids Acrylic on Canvas – 18” x 24”

Zahirra (Za) is a 15 year old teenager. She started art lesson under the artist Tan See Ling about one and a half years ago. She looks forward to going for her art class every week and usually would have a rough idea beforehand what to paint. She likes to draw flowers and animals. Her favorite color is light blue and she tries to include this color in most of her artworks. Zahirra is a very cheerful teenager with varied interests ranging from playing online games, surfing the internet, reading recipe books and shopping.

Floating Waterlilies Acrylic on Canvas – 18” x 24”

Currently she is a full time student at Autism Link, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. She enjoys going to school and has a fun time with her classmates and teachers. Over time, and with Seeling’s guidance, Zahirra hopes to be able to express more of her playful and happy character on canvas and extend her color repertoire to encompass a myriad of different colors, and not just light blue!!! Lotuses in Spring Acrylic on Canvas – 18” x 24”


Zahirra

Orchid Arrangement Acrylic on Canvas – 18” x 24”

Zahirra (Za) is a 15 year old teenager. She started art lesson under the artist Tan See Ling about one and a half years ago. She looks forward to going for her art class every week and usually would have a rough idea beforehand what to paint. She likes to draw flowers and animals. Her favorite color is light blue and she tries to include this color in most of her artworks. Zahirra is a very cheerful teenager with varied interests ranging from playing online games, surfing the internet, reading recipe books and shopping. Currently she is a full time student at Autism Link, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. She enjoys going to school and has a fun time with her classmates and teachers. Over time, and with Seeling’s guidance, Zahirra hopes to be able to express more of her playful and happy character on canvas and extend her color repertoire to encompass a myriad of different colors, and not just light blue!!!

Pink Lotuses in the Pond Acrylic on Canvas – 18” x 24”


Zahra

Pizza Girl Acrylic on Canvas – 16” x 16”

Zahra is a lovely Down Syndrome girl who was born in 2000 and has gone through her growing process assisted by the best therapists and counselors. Zahra entered primary school when she was 6 years old as a normal child in an ordinary school and her progress in education was good. In 2011 she and her family moved to Malaysia and after 6 months practice in English she could speak, read and write, and currently studies in one of the best international schools.

The Blue Fairy Acrylic on Canvas – 16” x 20”

Zahra has shown very good talent in art. She follows her own style in painting, not unlike Picasso. Her paintings are always full of energetic colors and induces positive energy. Pink is a color that Zahra frequently uses to express excitement and kindness.

Magic Fish Acrylic on Canvas – 16” x 20”


Zahra

My Friend ZaZa Acrylic on Canvas – 16” x 20”

Zahra is a lovely Down Syndrome girl who was born in 2000 and has gone through her growing process assisted by the best therapists and counselors. Zahra entered primary school when she was 6 years old as a normal child in an ordinary school and her progress in education was good. In 2011 she and her family moved to Malaysia and after 6 months practice in English she could speak, read and write, and currently studies in one of the best international schools. Zahra has shown very good talent in art. She follows her own style in painting, not unlike Picasso. Her paintings are always full of energetic colors and induces positive energy. Pink is a color that Zahra frequently uses to express excitement and kindness.

Rapunzel Acrylic on Canvas – 16” x 20”


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