I remember him as my first art teacher.
I attended his weekly watercolour classes when I was a little kid growing up in Penang. His style inspired legions of watercolour artists – many of them are well-established artists now, and many had their roots in Mr Tan’s living room, painting week after week under his watchful eyes.
Sadly I haven’t dabbled with watercolour for years. One of those things which I miss doing in life.
Tan’s passing away brought back vivid memories of the childhood I cherish.
The much-respected teacher will be sorely missed by many Penangnites.