Danielle Siauw (b. 1975, Singapore) is a self-taught artist who specialises in acrylic painting. She grows up in a very artistic family who is constantly involved in drawing, painting, crafting and music. She has been drawing/painting and playing the piano since 6 years old. She started painting professionally in 2006. Her vibrant paintings often depict bright colours and textured surfaces using a combination of acrylic paints and mix media as seen in her gallery. For her, it is about experimentation through the inspiration from daily life. By this, she strives to improve her painting techniques and learning new ones.
This is a series of mouth-watering Peranakan and South East Asian Kuehs made using paint, canvas and brushes. Was inspired by the vibrant colours and interesting textures of the kuehs.
Png Kueh: In this painting, I imagine making this traditional kueh made of a mix of glutinous rice flour and sweet potato starch in the shape of a peach and coloured pink. Instead of using the ingredients, I use my paints.
Ang Ku Kueh: This is one of my favourite traditional Chinese snacks, made of soft and chewy glutinous rice flour, with sweet mung bean or peanut fillings. It is usually molded into a red tortoise shape, to signify longevity and good luck. I imagine making these red vibrant kuehs with my paints.
Ondeh Ondeh: This is a Peranakan snack made of tapioca flour with coconut milk, sugar and pandan leaf, with different food colours. Steamed layer by layer to get the rainbow effect This is a South East Asian snack made of glutinous rice flour and sweet coconut filling with gula melaka (palm sugar). This is my favourite. I love the coconut filling bursting in my mouth when you bite into the soft and chewy skin.
Rainbow Kueh: This is a Peranakan snack made of tapioca flour with coconut milk, sugar and pandan leaf, with different food colours. Steamed layer by layer to get the rainbow effect. I recreated this snack with my paints.