Singaporean artist Ong Kim Seng wins award for Bali work

Ong Kim Seng's painting was inspired by a study trip he led in Bali last May. Mount Agung erupted in June, a week after he returned home.
Ong Kim Seng's painting was inspired by a study trip he led in Bali last May. Mount Agung erupted in June, a week after he returned home.PHOTO: ONG KIM SENG

Watercolourist Ong Kim Seng bags ninth award from American Watercolor Society for painting of Mount Agung before eruption

Singaporean watercolourist Ong Kim Seng has won his ninth award from the renowned American Watercolor Society and is the only Asia-based watercolourist to have bagged this many accolades.

In 2000, he picked up the Dolphin Fellowship by the society for winning five awards - already a notable achievement.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 18, 2019, with the headline 'Artist wins award for Bali work'. Print Edition | Subscribe