Melinda Yeoh

Melinda Yeoh

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

About Melinda Yeoh

I’m a self-taught artist, both in drawing and writing. Born and raised on the island of Penang, Malaysia. As the only child in the family with no siblings to play with, my late mother would buy me books to read and art books to keep me occupied. 

Coming from the maternal side of the family where different ones would paint, draw, play the guitar, sew, do arts & crafts—I didn’t realise I was being nurtured by this creative environment. 

In my adult life, I often have visuals, words, and ideas in my head that I yearn to draw or write them out. Always drawn to art and beauty, I ignored pursuing this artistic path; choosing to stick to “safe and known” careers for over 20 years.

It is only in 2021, I followed the instinct in my heart to draw. (Having also in 2018, went into full-time writing after years of doing other types of work ).

I’m now combining my two loves—drawing and writing, as my career and business. The journey is new, yes, but it has been many years in the making—starting from the years as a seven-year-old, sitting cross-legged on the floor, learning to draw from the many art books my late mother has bought me. 

About my style:
My current favourite medium is pencil and ink. Cross-hatching and stippling are my go-to shading styles. I love the ruggedness of hatching with ink, but also see the versatility of softening it with a pencil. Another reason why I’ve chosen pencil and ink is simply that—it’s so easy to carry them around. 
Who knows? Maybe in the future, I’ll change my style. But for now, you’ll see all of my artwork to be with these two medium and shading style. 

“I’m Made For A Purpose” is the first drawing I’m putting out to the world, to offer for purchase. I hope it’ll find a home in your house or office. 

I look forward to adding new artworks soon.