TAN PENG HOOI
B. Penang, 1942
Fishing Village, 1966
Signed and dated “66 Tan Peng Hooi” on lower right
Oil on canvas
48.5 x 62.5 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 6,000 – RM 12,000
This painting illustrates the simple charm of a fishermen’s village. The soothing palette Tan Peng Hooi employs here makes one long for such a tranquil space, an escape from complications and qualms. This piece, despite being compact with details to parade Tan Peng Hooi’s skills, is very realistic and it also comes off as being almost therapeutic, exuding a warm feeling to anyone who lays their eyes upon it.
Tan Peng Hooi was born in 1942 in Penang. He has a strong artistic reputation, especially since he is a self-taught artist. His works are known to have been widely influenced by John Constable and J. M. Williams Turner, two very renowned British artists during his time.