Yong Look Lam


2004 | Look Lam Watercolourist, at City Art Gallery, KL

2007 | Kampung Ku, Pelita Hati House of Art, KL

2008 | Normally Quiet Magic, The Gallery, Starhill, KL

2009 | Fascinating but Vanishing, Seni Mutiara Gallery, Penang

2010 | Ashore, Pinkguy Gallery, KL



1984 | 2nd Prize in Malaysian Landcape Art Competition, Malaysia National Art Gallery



1982 | Diploma in Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur College of Art

1983 | Diploma in Watercolour, Kuala Lumpur College of Art


  • Born in a kampung in Klang, he has set out to capture detailed images of fishing villages, kampung sceneries, heritage shop houses in small towns and stalls in Penang
  • Feels a sense of responsibility to document and idolize fleeting structures and ways of life for future generations
  • Explores Malaysian culture and traditions through the depiction of fishing boats, rural life, local flora and fauna as well as other indigenous aesthetics
  • One of the founding members of the Malaysian Watercolour Organisation
  • Honorary Secretary of the Negeri Sembilan Art Society



Featured in KL Auctions since 2013 (April)

2013 Apr | Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers | Pulau Ketam, 1996 | watercolour on paper (56cm x 76cm), RM 9,900

March 2016 | The Edge Auction | Kampong Gadang, Rembau, Seremban | Watercolor on paper, 2007 (38cm x 56cm), RM 3,850

2017 March | The Edge Auction | MELAKA RIVER II, 2009, watercolor on paper (38 x 38cm) | RM 5,308.80 (price include buyer's premium gst)

2017 March | The Edge Auction | RIVER SCENE, 1994, watercolor on paper (76 x 106cm) | RM 14,378.00 (price include buyer's premium gst)

2017 April | Henry Butcher Auctioneers | HARBOUR, TERENGGANU, 2005 | Watercolour on paper (55cm x 76cm) | RM5,040.00

2017 April | Henry Butcher Auctioneers | MORNING LIGHT, ORANG ASLI HOUSE, 2005 | Watercolour on paper(55cm x 76cm) | RM5,040.00