Fan Shao Hua, born 1963 in the city of Guangzhou, China, studied Chinese ink painting at a tender age of 10. Following the end of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, he pursued his artistic interest at the Guangzhou Art Academy, including mastering the art of oil painting. He migrated to Singapore in 1990.
As an artist, Fan is constantly experimenting and evolving. He fuses realism with his creative ideas and representational art in his artistic expressions. He exploits generously both the Chinese technique of ‘ink splash’ and ‘creased paper background’, and the Western tradition of representational art techniques in many of his compositions. These can be seen most evidently in “The Lotus”, “The Nude”, “The Landscape” and “The Abstract” series of paintings.
Fan gets his inspiration from his readings on Buddhism and Taoism, and his interaction with nature. He believes strongly in the harmonious interactions between man and the unadulterated environment. He devotes considerable time to visiting the Chinese countryside and famous mountains like Taishan, Lushan and Huangshan in order to feel connected with nature and to gain inspiration for his works.
Fan has won numerous prestigious award for his endeavours including the International Premium Oil Painting Artist Award in Hong Kong. He has also held exhibitions in China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan and France. Fan continues to push the boundary of blending Chinese and Western techniques in his art and one can only wait in great anticipation for his future creations.