Lot 002

Shafie Hassan
b. Kedah, 1958

Kg Kuala Sg. Besar, Kelantan, 1989

signed and dated (lower left)
watercolour on paper
52 x 75cm

Private collection, Selangor

ESTIMATE RM 3,500 – 6,500
Depicted in the scene what seems like father and son hanging birdcage in front of their wooden house. It looks like living in a village is peaceful, less hassle, fresh breeze everyday and people find happiness in the smallest thing. This piece is beautifully captured by Shafie Hassan probably during his visits to Kelantan.

Shafie teaches art at the St. John’s Institution in Kuala Lumpur. He was trained at the Teachers Training College in Kota Bharu from 1978 to 1979 and the Specialist Teachers Training Institute in 1986. He obtained his BFA at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang in 1994. Recognised for being one of the finest watercolourists in Malaysia, his awards include First Prize in the Permodalan Nasional Berhad Competition in 1985, the Unity of Mankind Award (UNESCO) in 1986, and the Malaysian Watercolour Society Award in 1990.