Chng Seok Tin
(b. 1946) is a renowned local professional printmaker who lost most of her eyesight in 1988 in a
surgical procedure and is declared legally blind. Against all odds, she persisted in her artistic
pursuits and has since staged 25 solo exhibitions and has participated in over 100 group exhibitions
locally and abroad. For her relentless spirit and contributions to the arts, she was awarded Woman
of the Year 2001 by Her World magazine. She also went on to win the Cultural Medallion in 2005,
a Singapore cultural award conferred to those who have achieved artistic excellence.
Her source of inspiration is very simply from Nature. She is often surrounded by landscape of
hull that is featured in many of her prints. She studied water in ponds and rivers and what
she sees is translated in visual terms of a very personal nature. She works from photographs and
sketches at times and as she puts it herself, she approaches her work in a spiritual and
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