Jeffrey Wandly grew up in Kampong Eunos, Singapore with a love for drawing, learning, music and the outdoors. At the age of 16, he became the school band conductor and leader, and Merit recipient at the Singapore Tourism Board’s Saces Sculptor Competition (1980). He was Third (Seniors) in the Takashimaya National Student Painting Competition (1992).
Jeffrey graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) from the National University of Singapore. He received the MENDAKI Excellence Award (1993) for being the top Malay student at tertiary level. A recipient of the Architecture Angullia Scholarship, he also holds a Masters of Project Management from Queensland University of Technology. He is an accomplished architect and project management professional.
Fondly called The Building Whisperer by his collectors, Jeffrey is known for his paintings of heritage and historical landmarks. Painting in his own distinctive style of intuitive and fluid strokes, he captures a visual diary of the past filled with intimate portraits of the energy and vitality of the places we have inhabited. He has had three solo exhibitions, and exhibited in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Korea and Vietnam. His works can be found in the collection of Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister Mr Pham Bình Minh, government ministries, organisations and private individuals.