The Heroine’s Journey of Jen Koh

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

Since young I have always love to draw, dream & doodle. I always find it therapeutic and calming – creating, exploring & experimenting my art pieces. In my painting world, the best thing I get to be the magician that creates my world of fantasies (sometimes I get the fun to laugh about little things that life experiences I been through, these experiences sometimes trigger the inspirations of my art work). Painting every strokes using different techniques, choosing the right colour to express the dark and light shades of my painting compositions were also part of my fun learning process. Sometimes I made mistakes along the way, but I can always correct it to perfection at my own pace. Able to express my own thoughts process through my art work brings a lot of joy and fun for me.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? 

Spending my day on the sea or out at the summit of the mountain and paint my  paintings, drinking my green tea and blasting happy music (be it classical or retro or pop or oldies love songs). End of the day sold my paintings for patient needy fund that’s double happiness to me J because I get to enjoy what I love to do and support good cause. Importantly, I like to teach my 10 years old princess that helping others without any things in return are simplicity of perfect  happiness in life.

What is my greatest fear?

That the world we live in are too materialistic and people surround us forget to live with hope,  passion, love and joy.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? 

Unable to get my master in Art Therapist, wanted very much use art as a form to help patient in their depressions process.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?

Haha… can I just chosen to replied that in my life I had always admire Lenardo de da vinci (although he is dead) he and I are born on the same day, hence I always have affiliation that maybe I would be like him- a designer, a thinker, an engineer and best of all an artist.

What is my greatest extravagance? 

Grateful to get to conduct art therapy classes, get to interact and  work with elderly friends, primary school children, patient and adults. Having my couples joint art exhibitions at orchard road (its like Oxford street in London). I hope in the near future, I can have my solo exhibition soon.

On what occasion would I lie? 

Its too troublesome to do that, so I chose not to lie.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? 

I love my work, if there’s one thing that I hate- then its have to be talking to people who do not love art or appreciates design.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

At the completion of my paintings when my vision in my mind can to be presented on my canvas that’s where I am happiest.

If I could, what would I change about myself? 

Nothing to change about myself. I love the originality of myself and my works.

What is my greatest achievement in work? 

I think in both my professional job as interior Architect or as a painting artist, able to put a smile on another person face is to me the greatest achievement J

Where would I most like to live?

Either up in the mountain or on the sea, to watch sunrises and sunsets will be my ideal way of living.

What is my most treasured possession?

Most treasured possessions able to create and design, having the eye for details of beautiful things around me J

What is my most marked characteristic?

Joyful & Kind

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? 

National botanical garden, nature inspiring me.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?

Cafes, or Italian food take me happy.

What books influenced my life and how?

Joy on demands, Tan Chade Meng about mindfulness and spreading happiness and world peace to the world. I believe if you do 3 things good for others each day, also mediates , you will be a happy person.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

“true colour” just love the song J

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

Wonder woman, cos she seem to be as capable hero like superman … hahaha…

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

My Mum and Dad- they are very supportive and encouraging through the difficult times of my life. Being a single mum is never easy, I am grateful for their support.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?

Loving Vincent- just love the colours that all the artist painted for this unique movie.

What role plays art in my life and work?

Art had always been an important part of my life even for my own cooking I choose the colours of the ingredients. I work as a designer hence aesthetic, colour, proportion, decision making on related to art are part of my daily work

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? 

My daughter is my greatest Fan or supporter, she tell me that her classmates are also my followers in FB and IG too. We both love to paint together too. I also have a group of supporting friends that always encourage me to paint too.

Whom would I like to work with in 2019? 

Kelly hoopen who knows are we can create- when artist and interior designers meet J

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2019?

I would love to meet Kelly Hoopen for sure J

What project, in 2019, am I looking forward to work on? 

Charity art event to raise fund for patient for a hospital J

Where can you see me or my work?

my facebook: Jen Koh or  Jen Artist World or my Instagram: Jenartwk

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

For me, it’s meant are forever young and live as curious as the child in us, to continue ti create and  paint.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?

Anyone who loves their live and have a meaningful story to tell the world.

How can you contact me?

I am contactable via my email: or my facebook: Jen Artist World or my Instagram: Jenartwk

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