B. Perak, 1930 – 2009
Signed and dated on lower left
Watercolour on paper
27 x 43 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 1,200 – RM 1,500
One can easily succumb to the allure of this painting which emits such beautiful dashes of pink, blue and yellow. Capturing the quintessential rural village from the passing cloud to the zinc roof of the shed and the dirt road, Mansor Ghazali evokes nostalgia with this piece.
Born in Bukit Chandan in 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.