Teo Shih Chin (b.1975, Singapore) is an artist cum art educator. As an artist, she provides a respite from the bustle and bustle of modern living with images that encourage a quiet mind. Images range from watercolour sceneries to abstract paintings. Helmed with an Honours degree in Art and a Masters degree in Art Education, she believes that in order to nurture a nation that appreciates the value of art, the right approach to Art education must start from the very young. As such she aims to facilitate children in their natural artistic development and help adults express themselves through art.
“Spottiswoode Park, where I grew up, has a special place in my heart. A quiet enclave nested just outside the CBD, rows of conserved Peranakan houses flank the entrance. Winding through their charming corridors, which lead to HDB flats and modern condominiums, a small forest, then to the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station and the Tanjong Pagar Container Port. It is a small plot, yet packed with much variety. Quiet and quaint, where you’d wake up to the roosters’ crows, yet just a stone’s throw away from the excitement of the city. In my heart, Spottiswoode will always be Home.”