"My exhibition represents works that I had completed before moving to Singapore (Scottish seascapes and landscapes) and a new collection of paintings based on Singaporean cultural themes.
I explored many Indian and Chinese temples, translating my recordings into Oil and mixed media work.
After moving to a new studio in January 2017 I began researching the possibility to create portraits of people who were connected to Singapore.
The feedback was overwhelming - several people were happy to give up their time and to be subjects for my "narrative portraits". I still have people contacting me wishing to be part of the project. I ask the subjects to tell me about themselves, their work family activity something that connects them to Singapore. I then translate this into a personal theme and story about the subject.
The paintings become narratives of the individuals who pose for me."Niall McWilliam