Pan Tan

Pan Tan

Pan is largely a self-taught artist that works in Pastels and Oils as his chosen medium for painting which he had committed to pursue and loved. He considers himself as a Realist Figurative Painter of mostly Still Life. The earlier years of his works were largely done in Pastels of varied subjects that were presented throughout his numerous art exhibits. Pan's earlier works of pastel paintings of still life, wildlife, pets and birds garnered awards and recognition to all of his exhibits. Currently, his inventory of paintings are done in Oils with deep passion in Still Life. This has been his subject of great interest emphasizing traditional contemporary style and technique. On every paintings that Pan creates, the high level of realism will always be a dominant characteristic  aside from other important aspects like composition, skills and technique. If not working for a series or exhibitions, Pan is also a Pet Portrait Artist.


Artist Statement

My love of drawing in realism transformed me to paint subjects that reveal details showing off their natural form, texture and color. I strive to reveal the beauty of every objects that I chose to paint in an old-school traditional style of the Masters that has greatly influenced my lifelong passion to painting. 

The way I use my tools in creating my paintings always give emphasis in choosing quality materials and the discipline that goes with the whole art process. Making sure that ordinary objects will become extraordinary paintings that comes alive. This is what I want my viewers to feel, feel the drama, the mystery and the awe in my creations. 

I invite you to see my works and be amazed on what pastels and oils can achieve. A century old medium that truly deserves a place in the art world.



Victoria Arts Council ( Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria )

Federation Of Canadian Artists