B. Perak, 1930
Pantai Kok, Langkawi
Signed and titled on lower right
Watercolour on paper
18 x 28 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 1,800 – RM 4,500
Born in 1930 in Bukit Chandan, Kuala Kangsar, Mansor taught art at the Sekolah Menengah Bentara Luar in Batu Pahat until his retirement in 1986. Mansor’s passion was always art which led him to study in Brighton in the 60s. Mansor’s niche was watercolour paintings. Albeit his brief study in Brighton, his spirit remained true to his origins.
He was a dying breed of al-fresco artist who would just whip out his painting pad to capture whatever scene that put a sparkle in his eyes when he was out and about, evident by his paintings of ramshackle houses, a riverside and stilt Malay houses. One can easily succumb to the allure of this painting which emits such beautiful dashes of calming hues. Capturing the beach side of Pantai Kok in Langkawi, Mansor Ghazali evokes tranquility with ease through this piece.