Hock Tee Tan was born in Malaysia and studied Fine Art at Nanyang Academy of Fine Art in Singapore.
He came to London in 1976 and has been working as a Fine Artist ever since.
He uses oil pastels, chinese ink and gold and silver leaf for his artworks. He draws from live models and captures not only their shape in a few well placed strokes, but also demonstrates an emotionality within his portrays, mostly of women.
His work is highly skilled, but also beautifully elegant - he frames everything himself and is a perfectionist in presentation.
He is inspired foremost by Modigliani and is constantly seeking to push the boundaries of contemporary figurative painting.