Soon Lai Wai born in 1970 in Penang. After study at the Saito Academy of Design, he began working for an overseas advertising company for five years before making the decision to become a full-time artist.

With the foundation of Chinese painting for seven years, Soon Lai Wai began combining his knowledge of Chinese oriental strokes and western painting style with oils and acrylics. From Chinese ink and brush-stroke techniques, he learnt to express his art in more abstract terms with the concept of thick, thin and disappearing lines, ink splashes as well as the broad sweeps of the brush to create suggestions of forms.

As a lover of nature, many of his paintings are inspired by the vibrant colours he sees in the lush Malaysian landscape, with its tropical flora and fauna. He eventually settled on painting the beautiful lotus flower as his main trademark.

In his opinion, the Lotus is the most beautiful flowers. The lotus is depicted in various colours, styles, sizes, and types in many of his paintings. “I chose the lotus as my identity as a painter, because not only do I really love this flower but I believe it has an International theme that resonates with all kinds of people. The lotus is depicted in so many culture and races, from Buddhism to Hinduism, in Chinese culture and Thai culture. While the depictions vary, the lotus is always there. My portrayal of the lotus is quite different from other artists in the sense that it is not a realistic depiction but an interpretation of many things.” Soon Lai Wai said.

宋来辉(Soon Lai Wai)于1970年出生在槟城。在Saito设计学院学习后,他开始在一家海外广告公司工作了五年,然后才决定成为一名全职艺术家。



他认为,莲花是最美丽的花朵。在他的许多画作中,荷花被描绘成各种颜色,样式,大小和类型。 “我选择作为画荷花的艺术家,不仅是因为我很喜欢莲花,而且我相信它能引起了所有人的共鸣。从佛教到印度教,在中国文化和泰国文化中,莲花被描绘成许多文化和种族。尽管描述各不相同,但莲花总是在那儿。我对荷花的描绘与其他艺术家截然不同,因为它不是现实的描绘,而是对许多事物的解释。”宋来辉说。