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Francis kwok peng kin,graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1973, and Baharuddin Institute/Advertising Arts in 1976. Works are highly commended and received many awards for his graphic and logo designs, won acclaims & accolades for his work.

Awards

2004 Distinctive. Dr Tan Tzse Chor Award

2004 Distinctive. Caltex SingArt

2003 Selected President's Challenge

2003 2nd. Discover SouthEast District

2003 Finalist. 30th issue International Artist (Australia)

1992 Selected by the Discovery Shell Art

1992 Selected for the Singapore Artists Speak

1976 Merit Award. Singapore Skyline, OCBC

1976 Gold Medal Award. Singapore Manufacturers' Association.

1976 1st. National Productivity Board

1975 1st. Energy Conservation

1973 1st. Singapore Youth Art

Exhibited in Dubai,Holland,Taiwan,Korea,Japan,Philippines, Hongkong,Thailand,Indonesia,Malaysia, Chengdu/China.

Commissioned series for 13 destinations by Emirates, corporate organisations like SilkAir & Singapore Finance. Internationally, his works has made significant impact in the art scene, greatly admired by the Emirates and Swedish Design.

A series of paintings were collected by the ruler of Dubai, H.M Sheikh Mohammed Al-Maktoum, UAE. Commissioned for the Emirates Singapore Derby 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009.

He lectured on Contemporary Watercolor,LaSalles 1987-88. In 1988-90,worked for Swedish Design,Dubai.

Work as a Creative Director in the Advertising Agencies for 16 years, dedicate his time & talent to full-time painting in 1996. He was the vice-president of the Singapore Watercolor Society from 2001-03. Runs many popular paintings holidays, conducts teaching workshops in International Schools and Institutes.

Solo Art Exhibitions

2005 'Classic Horses' Singapore Turf Club

2002 'Across the Desert Skies' Singapore Hyatt

2002 'True Nature' NAFA Singapore

1989 'Dubai in Watercolour' Dubai,United Arab Emirates

Corporate and Private collectors.

Supreme Court. OCBC Bank. Singapore Finance. SilkAir. Daikin. EastGate Technology. Caltex. Shell. Singapore Turf Club. Cyber-Eureka. Semiens. National Skin Centre. Sulzer Chemtech. Ministry of Foreign Affairs. AVA Singapore. Dubai Embassy. Mr Grant Kelley's Collection(Aust). Singapore Art Museum. Swedish Design. Universal Networking. Xuanhua Art Gallery. SunCraft Fine Art Gallery. Biblical Graduate School of Theology. Emirates Bank,Singapore. Emirates Airline. Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

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