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Latif Maulan - An artist on a voyage of self discovery By Gerry Long

Latif Maulan - An artist on a voyage of self discovery 
By Gerry Long


Born in 1974 in the state of Pahang, Malaysia, in the quiet village of Lebu, Latif's early childhood was spent with his family in their bamboo house near a small river. Those early years invoked in him a great love of nature, particularly the Jungle and river where he spent so many happy hours with his family and friends.
It was with the help of two of his sisters that he initially commenced to draw, and not surprisingly his  first drawings reflected his love of the landscape that surrounded him.
He started Primary school in 1981 studying at Skolah Menengah Kebangsaan, Lebu and then continued his education at Skolah Menengah Kebangsaan, Bentong.  Although initially in the Science stream, his keen interest in art soon prompted him to transfer to the Art stream.
He finished high school in 1991, but due to financial constraints, had to forgo further studies at university level. Then followed a somewhat chaotic period…

Portrait Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Perdana Menteri Malaysia Yang Ke-8. Time Lapse Oil Painting Process from start to finish.

 

Portrait Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Perdana Menteri Malaysia Yang Ke-8. Time Lapse Oil Painting Process from start to finish.

Muhyiddin Bin Haji Muhammad Yassin, born 15 May 1947) is a Malaysian politician who has served as the 8th Prime Minister of Malaysia since March 2020. He served as the 10th Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs under former Prime Ministers Najib Razak and Mahathir Mohamad, from April 2009 to July 2015 and from May 2018 to February 2020 respectively. As a result of the ongoing 2020 Malaysian political crisis, Mahathir's abrupt resignation on 24 February 2020 led to a process where he was declared Prime Minister by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on 29 February 2020. He was later appointed and sworn in on 1 March 2020


Full timelapse video oil painting process of the portrait


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