Trumpet Trees

Trumpet Trees
Chinese ink painting on rice paper
72.5cm x 35cm
Ho Seok Kee (Silver, Established Artist Category, 2018 UOB Painting of the Year competition)
Nuralysya Binte Abdul Hamid (17 years old, Rainbow Centre Talent Art Programme)

The art studio at Margaret Drive where Rainbow Centre’s students create their works overlooks a row of lively trumpet trees, whose seasonal shock of pink flowers bring the artists ever so close to nature. Nuralysya loves the flora and fauna that decorates our Garden City, and enjoyed using ink techniques to create the soft effects of the pink blossoms and willowy boughs. This painting inspired many of us to take a good look at the nature around our campus, reminding us that there is beauty everywhere, if we take time to look.