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Hometown: Singapore

Based in: Singapore

Nawei is a Singapore-based artist who fuses Oriental and Western art styles from a very young age. Nawei's works are known for her fine details paired with bold spontaneous brush strokes, emitting energy yet appreciating simplicity into her crafts. Nawei’s respect for oriental dragons has led her to become a master at her craft, refining the traditional oriental dragon to her own unique style of dragon designs. Her dragons are easy to recognize from afar, described as being strikingly powerful, graceful, and brimming with life

Recently, she created a series of dragons interacting with the sun called the "Sun" series at the start of 2022, with almost all her dragons from this collection being sold across different countries. Within the same year, she has done numerous commissions and Tiger paintings celebrating the Year of the Tiger (2022).

Over the years, she participated in 3 charity auctions, selling my artwork on silent auctions where the proceeds go to charity.



Nawei In The Studio

My world is my studio, I am a travelling artist, absorbing knowledge around me. - Nawei

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More About Nawei

Question IconWhat inspires you?

The natural flow and movement of nature and animals, for example, a way a tree grows has no restriction, it goes with the flow. The patterns of an animal, the flow of their fur, claws, and natural instinct. Most importantly, the dragons eyes I gain most inspiration from human emotion, each having their own unique expression and personality.

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

I take time to think and reflect inwardly. My mind then wanders, sometimes with music accompanying me and I imagine movement of an imaginary creature, not necessarily dragons. So I sketch, and then I make it real.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

Powerful, Detailed, Expressive

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

Ling Yang Chang

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

Ink Pen, Chinese Paint, Chinese Seal

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Don't compare yourself to others, everyone has their own unique path in life.

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

Video games, My dreams, or when I listen to music.

Collections Featuring Nawei

1 Collection

The Year of the Dragon

The Year of the Dragon

36 Artists, 39 Products

Last updated: February 8, 2024



RMIT University

Singapore, 2022

Concordia University

Canada, 2020

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Singapore, 2016


H&B Group 5th Anniversary Auction

Singapore, 2022

Food From The Heart Charity Auction

Singapore, 2015