How would you describe your art - in one sentence, or a short phrase.
Every artwork might not be a sensational piece to some, but it's the attention to detail, patience and careful strokes behind each piece that would draw one's attention to it.

Photo of you in your studio; or beside an art piece that you like.

One sentence to describe your studio / the place you work.
A space that's comfortable to work in, sometimes organised, sometimes messy – organised mess.

Photos of your 3 best artworks, the title and a short description.

Portrait of Sheikh Zayed
Portrait of Sheikh Zayed, UAE's late nation founder. Commissioned by Tent Pictures Productions in Abu Dhabi in celebration of their National Day.


Roy Lichtenstein's Girl
My very first bubble wrap painting that was inspired by the infamous pop artist, Roy Lichtenstein. Decided to feature an interpretation on one of his popular pieces.


Frida Kahlo
This piece was created for Dia De Muertos Singapore – an arts and music fiesta celebrating the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead, in Singapore. My artwork was featured with a handful of talented artists in the Frida Kahlo art installation showcase during the event.

Most memorable art commission - what was the piece about, who commissioned the art, what was the experience like.
I did a commissioned piece for Fadel AlMheiri, the director of Tent Pictures Productions based in Abu Dhabi late 2015. They requested for a bubble wrap portrait of their nation leader, late Sheikh Zayed in celebration of their National Day.

To be able to paint a portrait of a highly respected person, was truly a great honour and experience for me. As a novice in the art industry, I'm glad that my work was able to reach out to clients all around the world.

How you work with your clients - a short description of how you develop concepts and ideas, and collaborate with your clients.
It's definitely a whole lot easier when clients approach me with a specific idea or request. At the beginning, I would usually clarify with the client about what they would want me to paint/draw, from portraits to objects etc.

This is followed by the style, medium of choice and the desired colour scheme. I love to keep my clients in the loop, so I'd often update them with snapshots of the process. Keeping the conversations casual yet professional is what I like to achieve in my relationships with my clients.

What/who inspires you?
There's never a specific answer to this question, because as a creative, I'm inspired by things all around me every single day. Whether it's the environment that I'm in, an object, a scenario, or even how I feel emotionally inspires me to create and express.


Browse Alicia Wee's artworks on The Commissioned.