Saturday, July 18, 2009


Vincent Van Gogh is associated to art and epilepsy. I adore Van Gogh's paintings. I can spend countless hours looking, admiring and studying Van Gogh's paintings. Every time I look at Van Gogh's paintings I get a different feel. His paintings are full of life and colours. His painting techniques and strokes depict and describe who he is and how he is in character and attitude. Reading materials written by art historians about Van Gogh only deepens my understanding of this world reknown artist and reinforces my liking for art.

Art is therapeutic. Art heals my wounds, hurts and also helps me forget negativities. Art nourishes my soul because every time I finish a painting I am in a gratifying and thankful state of mind. I am deeply thankful to God for granting me the gift of art.

As a young girl I had a great liking for art. I left school hoping to pursue a degree in Fine Arts. Financial situation did not permit me to ensue my hope of studying my dream degree. I worked and studied part time with the hope to obtain a different degree for career advancement. In the weekends and spare time, I will visit my favorite Art Shop (Venus Art Shop) to source for art materials.

I browsed through lots of art books in bookshops to read and understand more about different modes of painting. I also enjoy spending my time in art galleries. Whenever I am in art galleries I lose track of time and meal hours.

I am a self taught person who loves art. Friends and family members have encouraged me to enrol for art courses now which I no longer wish to do so. I only want to paint with the talent that God has given and I believe it is by this way I am able to maintain my own style, creativeness and originality in my paintings. I aspire only to paint in my own "SERENE" way.

It is my aspiration and dream to have my own solo Charity Art Exhibition one day. I hope I will be able to sell my paintings to raise funds in aid of poor and needy PWE (people with epilepsy).

A series of desert scene painted in August 2008

I encourage everyone to pick up a brush and paint. Start painting and feel and experience the magical wonder, greatness and positiveness that are derived from painting. By painting, you are in control of your state of mind. Your emotions and heartfeelings will flow and move with your brush. One need not be an artist in order to paint. Every painting no matter whatever the outcome is your personal creation and a state of the art piece. A painting speaks of a thousand words.


  1. Keep on painting for your wonderful cause. I hope you fulfill your wish one day very soon.

  2. Beautiful post! It is imperative that you continue what you love the most - painting. It is a form of expression - let your emotion flows to your hand and the picture will speaks for itself.

  3. Hi mumsgather,

    Thank you so much for your encouragement. I hope my dream is not too far and it is reachable.

  4. Hi Ted,

    So happy to hear from you. Hearing from you always make my day meaningful. Challenges only make me a stronger and better person and I am taking my art challenge seriously because I believe not only in sharing in my blog but also to help teach other needy and poor PWE how to do "fishing" in order to sustain their lives meaningfully.

  5. Serene,

    You have captured your inner beauty with your art, expressing your drive to benefit all people challenged with epilepsy.

  6. Hi Ross,

    Thank you so much for the comment. You are a source of inspiration for me.

  7. Would you be interested in donating a purple painting for the PEACE Passionate for Purple Gala in November?

  8. Our Gala is to raise awareness and funds to support our programs. Part of the money raised will help develop our movie project.

    Our movie project is about a teen w/epilepsy and a comming of age where he realizes epilepsy doesn't control him.

  9. Hi ARPEACE,

    I will consider about donating a purple painting for your Gala. It is definitely a good cause.

  10. hey:

    its a very beautiful posting. i like your all paintings. its so good. and i am sure it will b good luck for you.

  11. Hi Partner Yoga,

    Thank you so much for the beautiful comment. I am working hard towards achieving my dream and good luck is definitely needed.

  12. Hi Serene! I Wanted to send this via email but couldn't locacte an emial address.

    I am so happy you found my blog? May I ask, how did you find it?

    Also, how did you become an Epilepsy Activist. I admire you and I would LOVE to be involved with Epilepsy Awareness. I love public speaking and so forth. I would have no idea how to get started though.

    I would love to hear your thoughts. How did you get the latest Epilepsy Headlines to post to your blog.

    Loking forward to hearing from you!

    Adrianne Ashley

  13. Hi Adrianne,

    I have replied you in your blog. You will also find my email address in my reply. Wishing you a pleasant day.

  14. Hi Serene,

    Well, when I looked the above paintings one day after you posted them, the word 'free flow & original' appeared in my mind immediately. Although not expensive looking the paintings represented the artist's state of mind at the time of painting. Which were 'serene, pure and innocent'in the sense that the artist was trying to convey the desert scenes through her brush. I like the blue sky and the sandy ground especially. Keep up your good work. Looking forward to admire & appreciate more of your paintings. At the rate you are going I am sure your dream will take place in the forseable future.

  15. Hi Jackie,

    From the bottom of my heart, a big THANKS to you for your honest comments about my paintings. I value your comments and will work harder and strive to achieve my dream.


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