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Sharon Siew Suan Kow

Sharon Siew Suan Kow

A self-taught coloured pencil artist living and working in Penang, Sharon began seriously pursuing coloured pencil art in 2013 at the age of 43. Her style of art gravitate towards photo realism, paying extreme attention to details, nuances of colour and light.

Her inspirations derives from simple and everyday subjects. To her, these common subject reflects her perception of the many human emotions and therefore every piece of her art reveals a deeper meaning than just a beautiful subject.

She has exhibited locally and internationally. Her work has been featured and published in several international publications.

Sharon is the first colour pencil artist in South East Asia to earn the Signature Status with Colored Pencil Society of America in 29th July 2016.


Member of Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA)

Member of the Australian Colored Pencil Artist (AUSCPA)

Member of International Guild of Realism (IGOR)

Special Recognition:
Signature Member of Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) since July 2016



Langkawi Art Biennale 2016
Langkawi International Convention Centre
Kedah, Malaysia
(16th – 23rd November)

Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) 24th International Exhibition 2016 and exhibited in The American Art Company, Tacoma, Washington, USA
(25th June – 13th August)

Extended exhibition of the Faber-Castell Malaysia Inaugural Art Exhibition "Amplify" 2016.
Artemis Art, Publika Shopping Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
(11th April – 1st May)

Participating artist in Faber-Castell Malaysia Inaugural Art Exhibition "Amplify" 2016.
Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
(7th April – 10th April)


Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) 23rd International Exhibition 2015 and exhibited in Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Atlanta. GA. USA.
(11th July - 25th August)


First colour pencil art exhibition, collaboration with Barbara Moore, titled "The Fine Art of Colour Pencil" held at TheArtESpace, Straits Quay, Tanjung Pinang, Penang, Malaysia.
(23rd-30th November 2014)

Colored Pencil Society of America 22nd International Exhibition and exhibited in Ormond Memorial Museum, Florida.
(13th June – 25th August 2014)


May 2016
Featured in FireFlyz e-Magazine #31 May 2016

February 2016
Contributing Artist in "DRAW Portrait in Colored Pencil" by Ann Kullberg. Step by step bible of colored pencil portrait technique from 29 Master Artists.

First International artist to be featured in the Australian Society of Coloured Pencil Artist Inc (AUSCPA) website.

March 2015
"CP Girls of Penang-Colored Pencil in Malaysia" (3 page article on The Fine Art of Colored Pencil Exhibition)
published in CP-Ann Kullberg's Colored Pencil Magazine Vol. 183.

December 2015
Profile Artist in Ann Kullberg's COLOR Magazine Vol.192

November 2015
"Contemplation" selected and featured in Ann Kullberg's Colored Pencil Cats and Dogs Portrait.

October 2014
"Tranquility Within" was selected and published in Ann Kullberg's CP Treasures Volume III, Coloured Pencil Masterworks from around the Globe.

September 2014
"Tranquility Within" was featured in September 2014 Colored Pencil Magazine.

July 2014
"A Mother's Prayer" was featured in the July 2014 Ann Kullberg's Magazine for Colored Pencil Artists.

December 2013
"Leo", My First Commissioned was featured in Colored Pencil Magazine Student/Winter 2014 issue.


30th July 2015
"Contemplation" was awarded the Award of Excellence in the 23rd Annual CPSA International Exhibition in Atlanta, GA, USA

20th February 2015
"For One More Day" received HONORABLE MENTION
Colored Pencil Society of America
2015 Spring ArtSpectation online competition