Dipa (aka Fahn-ein Siak) is a Professional Artist, Art Education Specialist and Visionary. She is accredited by the Department of Education UK and Singapore as an Art and Design specialist for teens and adults. With more than 20 years of experience in the field of art, having guided over a thousand local and international teenage and adult students from a myriad of backgrounds to their full human creative potential. Students with careers as prominent judges, lawyers, bankers, inmates in prisons to little children in their various degrees of artistic and happiness quest.
She was an art lecturer at La'Salle-SIA College of the Arts Singapore for 8 years and has since been embarking and re-creating a unique journey of art education here in Singapore.
The years of experiences working through her own challenging background has helped her developed an enriching and multi-dimensional art curriculum today ~ combining art techniques with physics, quantum and metaphysics. Sharing personal secrets on how to make great art as well as empowering students to find their inner joy and freedom.
She was trained with an Honours Degree in FINE ARTS from Kingston University in greater London and holds a Postgraduate in ART & DESIGN EDUCATION from the prestigious Goldsmiths' University of London in England ranked and selected as one of the top universities in London by The Good University Guide.
In 1999, she took a 4 year sabbatical from visual and theoretical art lecturing traveling in India, Germany & the UK. Her travels abroad led her to pursue a second complementary career and she now holds an accredited Masters Degree in SOCIAL SCIENCE, PSYCHOTHERAPY. In addition, she has vast experiences in many alternative health and inner wellness modalities and is the first in Singapore to be trained and certified in Systemic Family Constellation Work, a highly effective energetic transformative work started by Bert Hellinger that happens to involve Rupert Sheldrake's hypothesis on the "morphic field".
Dipa's artworks has been collected worldwide by prominent private collectors and auctioned at the prestigious Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers (est 1793) in London.
They are also part of the collection at ARTBANK at the Singapore ART Museum.
Other corporate collectors include, Singapore Airlines, The Esplanade, The National Library Board, Swissotel, Hotel Intercontinental to name a few.
She has been interviewed by Channel News Asia Singapore, The Straits Times, Shin Min Newspaper and numerous magazine publications, hailed as ''an artist to watch''.
She was an invited guest on Medicorp Singapore for a radio interview on the topic of "The Art of Living a Fulfilling Life".
Her paintings have been invited for exhibit at the distinguished Contemporary Art Society in London, at the Tresors Fine Art & Antique Fair in Singapore, at the Taipei International Art Fair, at the Asean Centre in Tokyo, Japan just to name a few.
Besides supporting many art students with their art portfolios to successfully gain entry into the art colleges and universities of their dreams, she also specialises in Self Awareness Art with teens & adults. Working with students who require extra support in life due to autism, ADHD, dyspraxia, dyslexia and so on. Guiding clients on how to transform depression, self-loathing and stress to relaxation, self-love and well being.
She is the founder of the non-profit Outer and Inner Wellness group ~ Garden of Consciousness in Singapore collaborating with other international facilitators. She organises and shares interesting and meaningful soul journeys and tours all around the world. The next one being the Bosnian Pyramid Healing Tour led by world expert on pyramids and ancient megalithic culture, Dr Samir Osmanagich.
In 2016, Dipa was nominated by Dr Osmanagich to be a member on the Bosnian Pyramid's Foundation's International Advisory Board.
A highly dedicated, versatile and competent art educator and guide, Dipa encourages multi-medium ways of art making and experimentation. Her methodology goes far deeper than just teaching the techniques of art, it is to guide students to re-learn and re-see the wondrous world through the keys of the human senses, to discover and express their unique self. So students may take with them, not only excellent drawing or painting skills but a sense of inner peace, beauty and happiness.
Since having dedicated the bulk of her time guiding and sharing with students, she is currently taking more time for herself to pursue her personal art journey which has developed and transformed along with her life journey. You may get a glimpse of her creative journey in her blog below. Enjoy!
Dipa Ein Siak ~ Exhibitions and Private Collectors
INVITED ART EXHIBITIONS
*Mandalas & Full Moon Festival , Phillipines
*Art-2 Gallery, Feature, Singapore
*Art-2 Gallery, Feature 3, Singapore
*Tresors Art Fair, Art-2, Singapore
*ASEAN CENTRE, Tokyo, Japan
*CHIJMES-Caldwell House Gallery, “Art Power–In Aid of The Substation”, Singapore
*Kandang Kerbau Hospital, “Personae II”, Singapore
*Taipei International Art Fair, Taiwan
*Shell Discovery 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Singapore
*Emoh Café, “Drawings by Eight Lecturers from La’Salle-SIA”, Singapore
*Substation Gallery, “Remembrance & A Sheep in a Box”, Singapore
*Art-2 Gallery, Feature 7, Singapore
*LaSalle Gallery, Singapore
*World Trade Centre, “Art in Asia”, Singapore
*Shell Discovery Exhibition, Singapore
*Bonhams Auction, London UK
*Morley Gallery, London UK
*Business Design centre, London UK
*Smith’s Gallery, Contemporary Art Society, London UK
*Bonhams Auction, London UK.
*YMCA Group Exhibition, Kingston UK.
CORPORATE COLLECTORS & CLIENTS
Artbank at Singapore Art Museum
Swissotel (Westin Stamford), Singapore
The Esplanade, Singapore
Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore Changi Prison
Hotel Intercontinental, Singapore
Mediacorp Television Singapore
DBS Land, Singapore
Mobile One Pte Ltd
National Library Board, Singapore
Breathing Space, Singapore
Morley Gallery, UK
Nongsa Resort, Indonesia
Other known Private Collections in China, France, Australia, England, indonesia, HK, USA.
Dipa’s paintings were also featured in German-Singapore movie epic House of Harmony.