A NAFA alumna, artist Rose Chang's paintings depict life back in the kampung days.
At 72 years old, artist Rose Chang still works in her studio at her Toa Payoh flat, spending about six hours every day, painting scenes of kampung life, which she is well known for. Ms Chang’s memories of growing up in a kampong are not clear, but she remembers clearly stories of kampong life which her late mother used to tell her. She has always had a passion for the arts since young and graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, and later pursued advance arts from Nova Scotia College in Halifax, Canada. Ms Chang has been taking part in various art exhibitions since 1972, and has won several awards.
Her oil paintings of kampung life, which are drawn from memory, have found fans even in renowned personalities such as Mrs Goh Chok Tong, as well as ministers Josephine Teo and Sim Ann. It takes her about a week or two to finish a piece. Her paintings are part of an exhibition titled The View From Here, presented by design agency Kinetic with local charity organisation Very Special Arts Singapore.
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