Saturday, August 7, 2010


ADBUL GHANI AHMAD - a self-taught artist who has risen from a street artist to wide local and international recognition, defines his paintings as a documentation of the local heritage. He believes that painting is among the best ways to preserve our traditions and heritage for future generations.

He started being active in watercolours in around 1986 and rural scenes and nature have remained the main theme in his watercolours. He feels that although photography produces accurate and honest images, it cannot compare to watercolours in providing the audience with a sense of satisfaction.

The beauty of his watercolours transcends time and easy to apreciate, contributing to Abdul Ghani's success and supporting the preservation of Malay heritage, tradition and culture.

Not content with only documenting the heritage and art of tradition, Abdul Ghani also strives to carry on the tradition of the art of watercolours itself.


Name: Abdul Ghani bin Ahmad
Address: K10, Central Market, Jalan Hang Kasturi 50050, Kuala Lumpur
Date of Birth: 28 October 1945
Place of Birth: Kedah Darul Aman
Education: Self-taught Artist
Profession: Full Time Artist

  • Member of Asian Watercolour Confederation (MAWC)
  • Member of Organisation of Cat Air Malaysia (MWO)
  • Member of Persatuan Pelukis Malaysia (PPM)
  • Member of Angkatan Pelukis Se Malaysia (APS)
  • Member of Angkatan Pelukis Kedah (APK)