Online Exhibition

The Ever Evolving Artist

The Ever Evolving Artist

Yellow Day Lilies, 81 x 66 cm, oil on canvas, 1991, Still Life (1122) [D525-91] © Copyright 2013 Cantra Limited   Ng Po Wan’s style was ever evolving as he learned, experimented and painted.  Kids the world over, have heard the same refrain from their parents, “practice makes perfect”.  The same can be said for painting.  The more you paint,…read more →

A Filipino Girl

A Filipino Girl

63.5 x 48.5 cm, charcoal on paper, 1930, HK Museum of Art, Portrait (1190) [S102_30] © Copyright 2013 Cantra Limited   Ng enrolled in the School of Fine Arts at the University of Philippines. He learned anatomy, sketching, draftsmanship as well as watercolour, oil and other media. He learned the history of Western art from Greek and Roman periods to…read more →

At Chess

At Chess

73 x 92 cm, oil on canvas, 1949, Scenes, (183) [B56-49] © Copyright 2013 Cantra Limited   Ng’s early influences were Rembrandt, Corot and Fernando Amorsolo. He took after his teacher, Amorsolo, by painting en plein air, depicting similar themes to his teacher’s work (everyday life) and using the technique of backlighting. These paintings are Realistic in style and tone….read more →

We’re to Struggle On

We’re to Struggle On

92 x 73 cm, oil on canvas, 1952, HK Museum of Art, Scenes (184) [B54-52] © Copyright 2013 Cantra Limited   By 1952, we see a lightening of the background.  His style is still Realistic but Po Wan began using a lighter palette and brighter colours.  This painting, although depicting a horrific moment in this family’s life where they have…read more →

Setting Sail

Setting Sail

40.5 x 50.5 cm, oil on hardboard, 1960, Landscapes (487) [P602-60] © Copyright 2013 Cantra Limited   Po Wan’s style loosened up even more.  He abandoned the dark brown base completely.  His colours became bold and rich.  He used his brushstrokes to help create the mood of the picture.  This painting is a quick sketch done on hardboard, rapidly executed…read more →

Tin Sum Village

Tin Sum Village

66 x 81 cm, oil on canvas, 1962, Scenes (489) {D602-62] © Copyright 2013 Cantra Limited   Po Wan went out into the countryside of the New Territories every week to paint.  He had a deep-rooted love of the countryside and its people.  This can be seen in this painting where he depicted the people in harmony with the land….read more →

Huangshan at Dusk

Huangshan at Dusk

106.5 x 142 cm, oil on canvas, 1966, Landscapes (502) [A101-66] © Copyright 2013 Cantra Limited   Po Wan went to China many times to paint, exhibit and teach.  On one of those trips, he was able to go to Huangshan.  The mountains are the iconic image of Chinese landscapes with the soaring rounded peaks jutting out of mist.  They…read more →

An Old Temple at Tai Shan

An Old Temple at Tai Shan

66 x 81 cm, oil on canvas, 1973, Private Collection, Landscapes (511) [D1145-73] © Copyright 2013 Cantra Limited   Po Wan was constantly trying to create art that had a Chinese sensibility using Western materials like oils.  In this painting, the trees are mischievously rendered in their gnarled forms.  The trees are outlined in black, a Chinese art convention.  Here…read more →

Hockey Face Off

Hockey Face Off

66 x 81 cm, oil on canvas, 1978, Scenes (195) [D375-78] © Copyright 2013 Cantra Limited   When Po Wan moved to Canada in 1975, it brought whole new experiences to paint.  One such new experience was hockey, a classic Canadian game.  Ng tried to capture the cold, the speed of the game and the excitement from the crowd.  The…read more →

Atlantic Coast

Atlantic Coast

106.5 x 142 cm, oil on canvas, 1986, Landscapes (524) [A102-86] © Copyright 2013 Cantra Limited   As we can see his style has now completely departed from his earlier Realist style and we see the influence of the Impressionist painters.  In this painting he has produced a seascape imbued with warmth, joy and optimism.  The elements he used are…read more →

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