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Artist Recreates Penangites’ Nostalgic Schooling Days In Watercolour Paintings

Hello there friends! Can we get a show of hands from those of us who have already stepped foot into the working world but still miss our schooling days? From waking up at 6 AM to putting on our uniform, lining up during recess, it’s truly nostalgia at its finest. Well, if you miss the good ol’ schooling days, then you need to take a look at these impressive photos by this Penang artist.

Brilliant Watercolour Paintings By Artist Showcasing Beauty Of Penang

An album titled Celebrations & Nostalgic Moments was posted on the official Facebook page of The Art Gallery Penang. In it, there’s a total of 25 photos of watercolour paintings presenting Alex Leong’s sixth solo exhibition.

Celebrations & Nostalgic Moments
Photo: Alex Leong & The Art Gallery Penang
Celebrations & Nostalgic Moments
Photo: Alex Leong & The Art Gallery Penang

The album’s description reads, “Celebrations represent the festivities that are celebrated in Malaysia including traditional weddings. Nostalgic Moments refer to his memories of schooling days, especially after school spending happy times with friends while waiting for the bus or parents or having a quick snack.”

Under Celebrations, there are photos of cultural events paintings such as Bak Zhang Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Chinese New Year Celebrations, and more.

Celebrations & Nostalgic Moments
Photo: Alex Leong & The Art Gallery Penang
Celebrations & Nostalgic Moments
Picture: Alex Leong & The Art Gallery Penang
Celebrations & Nostalgic Moments
Photo: Alex Leong & The Art Gallery Penang

While on the other hand, the Nostalgic Moments feature 5  notable schools in Penang. They are Chung Ling High School, Convent Light Street, Penang Chinese Girls Primary School, Penang Free School and St Xavier’s Institution.

Celebrations & Nostalgic Moments
Photo: Alex Leong & The Art Gallery Penang
Celebrations & Nostalgic Moments
Photo: Alex Leong & The Art Gallery Penang
Celebrations & Nostalgic Moments
Photo: Alex Leong & The Art Gallery Penang
Celebrations & Nostalgic Moments
Picture: Alex Leong & The Art Gallery Penang

Take A Trip Down Good Ol’ Schooling Days

So, if you appreciate Penang’s cultural activities, or are simply looking to take a trip down memory lane, make these paintings your own! All you need to do is contact 012-6041434, or via email: eelenetan@gmail.com. For now, take a look at these watercolour paintings with fine details! Enjoy!

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