Alan Ramachandran

 

Alan Ramachandran 

Art was always my favourite subject and I enjoyed painting or drawing anything.  I became an Interior Designer as it allowed me to draw and be creative. 

I have always enjoyed looking at paintings in watercolour. That fascinated my inner feelings as how the artist could control the medium with such ease and simplicity.

In 2005 I decided to learn from Ng Woon Lam , a well know local artist  from the Singapore Watercolour Society.  After 3 years I learnt from Seah Kam Chuan , the President of the Singapore Watercolour Society for another 3 years. That gave me a good foundation and understanding of the medium.  In the meantime I went plein air painting every Saturday morning  with my friends to the streets of Singapore.

Since migrating to Adelaide in 2007 , I found it difficult to paint the landscapes as the colours and terrain were so new to me.  I just kept on painting and not giving up as it was just a hobby back then. I entered Rotary art shows and  when I won my first major prize, it gave me the confidenceto express myself in this wonderful medium.  I agree it is a difficult medium but the joy and happiness it can bring has outweighed all the frustrations and the more you paint, the more you understand about watercolour.

Awards

2015 – ROTARY CLUB OF KAPUNDA – KIDMAN ART SHOW –HIGHLY COMMENDED

2015 – ROTARY CLUB OF CAMPBELLTOWN   ART EXH – MERIT

2015 – ROTARY CLUB OF GLENSIDE   ART EXH – HIGHLY COMMENDED

2015 – ROTARY CLUB OF CLARE  ART EXH – BEST WATERCOLOUR 

2015 – 1 ST PRIZE    5 EBI – ART IN DIVERSITY

2015  - SOLAR ART PRIZE  -  WORKS ON PAPER PRIZE 

2015 -  ROTARY CLUB OF PORT ADELAIDE – MERIT AWARD 

 

2014 – LIONS CLUB OF TREE  TEA GULLY – BEST WATERCOLOUR

2014 – CLARE ROTARY ART SHOW – BEST WATERCOLOUR

2014 -  5 EBI ART IN DIVERSITY   _  2 ND PRIZE

2014 – HARVEST FESTIVAL          – 2 ND PRIZE

2014 – ROTARY CLUB OF PORT ADELAIDE – MERIT AWARD

2012 – Royal Adelaide Show – 1st Prize – Works On Paper

2012 – Finalist /Category B- The Waterhouse  Natural History Art Prize

2012 – 1 St Prize  -  Glenside Lions Art Show 

 

2011 – Winner Best Painting  -   Adelaide Cathedral Art Show                                     

2011 – 1 St Prize  -  5 Ebi Art In Diversity Art Show

2011 –  Winner  In Best Watercolour – Campbelltown  Rotary

 

2010 – 1 St Prize – The Rotary Club Of Blackwood

2010 – 1st Prize – 5 Ebi Art Show

2010 – 1st Prize  -  Port Community Arts Society

 

2009 – 1st Prize – Flagstaff Hill Rotary Club

2009 – 1st Prize – The Rotary Club Of Blackwood 

2009 – 1st Prize – Kidman Art Show

2009 – 1st Prize – Port Community Art Show

2008 – 1st Prize – Hahndorf Streetscape Art Competition 

2008 – 1st Prize – 5 Ebi Art Show