"Sharon Siew Suan KOW is an artist living and working in Penang, Malaysia. She began seriously pursuing coloured pencil art in 2013. Her style of art gravitate towards Realism where she pays utmost attention to details, values and nuances.
To Sharon, painting is almost like meditation where her mind is free from everything else and solely focus on what she is working on at that moment. It is when she ‘feels’ instead of ‘seeing’. She uses common, ordinary subjects to metaphorically create a visual understanding of logic and emotions that are integrated into the fabric of human lives.
Working with colour pencils is a slow, tedious process that requires a lot of patience. Armed with a good understanding and techniques of the medium, producing artworks that is at par with other recognised medium is not impossible.
Sharon is a Signature Member of the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) since 2016. Her art works have been featured and published in several international publications and have exhibited both locally and internationally."
The Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA)
SIGNATURE MEMBER- CPSA (29th July, 2016)
Featured artist in Penang Art District, 17th March 2022.
Featured Artist in Hyperrealism Magazine no.13, December 2020.
Nominated in TOP 10 Malaysia - Creative Artistic Talents of Malaysia
Feature Artist in Colored Pencil Magazine (October 2019)
Celebrating Malaysian Women in Arts - Penang Art District
American Art Collector Magazine (March 2019)
-12 Contemporary Women Artists by Veronica Winters
"Contemporary Art Hyperrealism : 10 Amazing Artists Who Crush It" https://veronicasart.com/contemporary-art-hyperrealism-10-amazing-artists-who-crush-it/
Contributing artist in "Draw Reflections in Colored Pencil" by Ann Kullberg.
- A Step by Step bible of Colored Pencil Reflections Techniques from 28 Master Artists.
Ann Kullberg’s CP Treasures Volume V,
Coloured Pencil Masterworks from around the Globe.
Strokes Of Genius 9
- The Best of Drawing-Creative Discoveries
"Of Time Long Past"
Interview inclusion in collection of '100 Great Master Artists of our Time' by DrawPj.com https://drawpj.com/sharon-kow-coloured-pencil-artist/
Featured Artist in http://eksentrika.com/
(6th March 2017)
Featured in Fireflyz #31 (May2016), in-flight magazine for Firefly,
subsidiary of Malaysian Airlines.
Ann Kullberg’s CP Treasures Volume IV,
Coloured Pencil Masterworks from around the Globe.
“In The Light”
Contributing Artist in "DRAW Portrait in Colored Pencil" by Ann Kullberg.
Step by step bible of colored pencil portrait technique from 29 Master Artists.
Featured Artist in the Australian Society of Coloured Pencil Artist Inc. (AUSCPA) website.
Ann Kullberg's COLOR Magazine Vol.192 "Contemplation"
Ann Kullberg's Colored Pencil Cats and Dogs Portrait.
CP-Ann Kullberg's Colored Pencil Magazine Vol. 183.
"CP Girls of Penang-Colored Pencil in Malaysia"
Ann Kullberg’s CP Treasures Volume III, Coloured Pencil Masterworks from around the Globe.
Colored Pencil Magazine September 2014. Art gallery section
CP - Ann Kullberg’s Magazine for Colored Pencil Artists July 2014.
Step by step on "A Mother's Prayer"
Colored Pencil Magazine Student/Winter 2014.
“Leo”, My First Commissioned
Of Spaces in Between Group Exhibition
- Hin Bus Depot, Georgetown, Penang (8th - 30th April)
- Zhan Art Space, Petaling Jaya, Selangor (15th April - 15th May)
The Kecik-Kecik Group Show 2023 by Penang Art District
- Hin Bus Depot, Penang, Malaysia (3rd - 12th March)
Colored Pencil Society of America 30th International Exhibition 2023
- Dunedin Fine Arts Centre, Safety Harbour, Florida, USA (11th July - 13th August)
- Ormond Art Museum, Orlando, Florida, USA (1st September - 13th November)
"LangUR: Building Bridge Between Our Worlds" group art exhibition,
Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia.
1st November - 31st December 2021
7th Geoje International Art Festival "Peace Again" 2021, South Korea.
Haegeumgang Theme Museum and Yeosu Art Museum.
1st. September - 25th November 2021
Colored Pencil Society of America 29th International Exhibition 2021 (Virtual Exhibition)
First Solo Exhibition "Still".
G Art Gallery, G Gurney Hotel, Penang, Malaysia.
24th September - 21st December 2020.
Colored Pencil Society of America 28th International Exhibition 2020 (Virtual Exhibition)
Asia International Art Exchange Exhibition 2019
"The Joy of Yunlin" Yunlin County, Taiwan R.O.C.
-Yunlin Cultural Affairs Bureau Exhibition Hall
2018 Taiwan International Art Exchange Exhibition
Yunlin County and Yilan County, Taiwan R.O.C.
- Yunlin County Pro-People Space.
- Cultural Affairs Bureau Yilan County.
Imago Mundi 3 Nations 600 Art Group Show im#3
HULO Hotel & Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
International Guild of Realism (IGOR) 13th Annual Juried Exhibition
- Sugarman-Peterson Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
Colored Pencil Society of America 25th International Exhibition 2017
The Mansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD, USA
YES! It's Colour Pencils Exhibition
(Collaborative Art Exhibition with Iranian artists, Solmaz Pessian and Faramas)
The Refinery Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2017 Taiwan International Art Exchange Exhibition "Yunlin Art Together"
Yunlin, Taiwan R.O.C.
-Beigang Culture Centre of Yunlin County
-Xiluo Old Street Cultural Museum
Langkawi Art Biennale 2016
Langkawi International Convention Centre
Colored Pencil Society of America 24th International Exhibition 2016
The American Art Company, Tacoma, Washington, USA
Faber-Castell Malaysia Inaugural Art Exhibition “Amplify” 2016.
Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Colored Pencil Society of America 23rd International Exhibition 2015
Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Atlanta. GA. USA.
The Fine Art of Colour Pencil
TheArtESpace, Straits Quay, Tanjung Pinang, Penang, Malaysia.
Colored Pencil Society of America 22nd International Exhibition
Ormond Memorial Museum, Florida, USA
"Textures of Life"
Best in Show
Coloured Pencil Community of Australasia Inc., "Drawn Together" Inaugural International Online Exhibition 2019.
Award of Excellence
23rd Annual Colored Pencil Society of America International Exhibition 2015 Atlanta, GA, USA.
"For One More Day"
2015 Colored Pencil Society of America Spring ArtSpectation Online Exhibition.