MR TADASHI SERIZAWA
Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches, 1999
I was asked by MasterCard to paint five portraits in Asia, commemorating the service of each Director retiring from the company’s global board.
A three-week whistle-stop tour of Asia was planned, taking in Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Although it was not an ideal way in which to work, and I had only a few days in each city, I was able to paint and sketch furiously and bring back studies from which I could work up larger canvases. MasterCard planned the trip for me, and included visits to the main sights at every stop.
Moo Young, Oh, BC Card Co. Ltd (Seoul)
Mr Fred Enlow, Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore
Zhao Ange, Bank of China (Beijing)
Dato’Tan Teong Hean, Southern Bank Berhad, Kuala Lumpur
All oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches, 1999