About the Artist
Art is so liberating! It helps me to live in the present moment.
The artist, Kuan Lye, is a retired Physics teacher whose fascination with butterflies and nature started when he was still a young school boy growing up in his hometown of Penang, Malaysia. He stopped collecting butterflies many years ago and he now captures them on canvas and paper with his paintbrush.
Many of his butterfly artworks are inspired by his own experiences, views and observations about life itself. One of his butterfly artwork s ‘The Elusive Dream’ was among the selected 59 exhibits at the inaugural Red Bull Art Showcase held in Kuala Lumpur in 2016..
His butterfly artworks are presented in two different styles- scientific and non scientific and he is now expanding his artworks to include non butterfly subjects as well.