Mr Chan was born in Hong Kong in 1940. He was a student of the Cantonese
great painter, Master Chiu Siu Neong. At the age of mid twenties, he had
his first personal art exhibition. His artwork was well recognised and appreciated.
Later, he became a student of Master Dang Fan to further his learning in
Chinese painting. During the 1950's, he accompanied Master Dang and Master
Lou Suk Zhung visited artists and scholars within Hong Kong and Macau to
expand his understanding of Chinese arts and culture. In the 1960's, he
toured around European countries such as England, France, Italy, Switzerland,
Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands to study painting. He then established
the Village Painting Association of Hong Kong with Szeto Kei and Paul Hugh.
In the 1970's, he migrated to Australia and has been invited to lecture
in the Korean Lady's University as well as in the New York St. John University.
The early stage of Mr Chan's painting was heavily influenced by the
style of his teacher, Master Dang. However, he innovated to develop his
own style. For the performance of calligraphy, he had learnt the best from
the other styles to enrich his world of arts. In short, he learnt from ancient
schools and contemporary artists to evolve his own expression of Chinese
Mr Chan puts a lot of attention in how to use lines and texture to
create and integrate in order to show his feeling of arts. Through his extensive
experience of drawing and observations, he manages to use different methods
to express the meaning of abstract and the real world. He has mastered the
use of colour and the special effect of watering in paintings. His masterpieces
are lively and abundant in feeling. His painting shows his great talent
in Chinese arts and skills.
Phone: (02) 6241 6996
Three Roosters 34x94cm