Tim Teh Ming Yang

tim teh ming yang

the artist

Tim Teh Ming Yang

Tim Teh aka Teh Ming Yang is a self taught artist from Penang. He was in the corporate and was in the paint industry dealing with protective and heavy duty coatings for the marine and oil and gas sector. Although a late starter, he was somehow destined to be an full time artist as colours have always been close to his heart  throughout his career in the paint industry.

His passion for art has always been submerged till it’s awakening subconciously by the  exploration of charcoal ,pencil  and  brush strokes .Painting water color in school spurred the fascination of this medium but the curiousity of acrylics had him involved  for a couple of years and a switch of late to oil because of the richness of pigments for his creativity.Experimenting with batik canting has also captivated his interest too.

His work was exhibited locally at theThe Art Gallery, Penang State Art Gallery,Penang State Legislative Hall and also abroad in countries like China, Italy,Norway….etc

He was mentored by art maestro  Dato Tay Mo-Leong during his initial art journey and was encouraged to forge ahead absorbing minute advices and turning them to reality in the canvases and jute.

 Being an avid fishing enthusiast projected  a source of inspiration towards seascape.It helped  him understand the pristine beauty of it as living in Penang Island itself is surrounded by  the sea. The lesser encounter  of beautiful sea creatures  underwater and above water like mangroves, sea turtles ,dugongs etc will be disasterous for the coming future . Creating awareness that these would be extinct  and future generation devastated at their loss if mankind’s pollution and oil disasters persist.


blue mosque

Artwork ‘Blue Mosque’ acquired by the Board of Governors and presented to the Governor of Penang, Tuan Yang Terutama Tun Dato’ Seri Utama (Dr) Haji Abdul Rahman Bin Haji Abbas in conjunction with his 80th birthday, Tun Sardon Foundation 40th Anniversary, and Merdeka Day


Congratulations to Mr Roy Espinosa,the President of Filarts. Inc. Philippines on the publication of the esteem book ‘CONTEMPORARY ART BY ASIAN ARTISTS. I would like to extend special thanks to him as it has been a great honour for my artwork to be featured among the other outstanding Asian Artists!


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