New #USkWorkshop in San Francisco, Oct. 10:
May 28, 2009
Meet the correspondents: PENANG, MALAYSIA > Kiah Kiean
"I was born and live in Penang, Malaysia. I was trained as an architect but currently work as a graphic designer in Penang.
I love art. I started doing urbanscape sketching since the school time. At first, my sketches are for recording ideas purpose and as a visual diary for myself. Later I found that my sketches can be a complete art work and I started doing a series of sketches of my hometown, George Town. In 2008, George Town was formally inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
My tools for sketching are 6B-9B graphite and pencils, and I will finish my works outdoor on the spot. I am currently working on a series of George Town streetscapes. The paper format is long and horizontal. I found that the format fits well with the subject of streetscapes.
'Art makes life beautiful', this is my belief and practice."
• Kiah's blog & website.