Clara Chua

Painting with Measured Strokes

A career in the visual arts has long been stigmatised as a job with low prospects and erratic pay. How then does one become a successful professional artist? Dr Chew Kim Liong, a contemporary Chinese painting artist, tells us how it can be done.

By Clara Chua

Singapore is becoming a city of possibilities. Once upon a time, artists were perceived to be “struggling street performers”, people who relied on the goodwill of others to make ends meet.