find your highest joy with shuen-li spirit's art

Singaporean-born and Netherlands-based, Shuen-Li is a contemporary Batik artist and Art educator. She is an active member of the Batik Guild and the Nationale Associatie voor Beeldend Kunstenaars (National Association of Fine Artists). With a master's degree in visual arts education, Shuen-Li enjoys inspiring children and adults alike with the magic of Batik painting, and being inspired by their artistic expressions in return. She demonstrates how she draws in molten wax with her tjantings in her YouTube channel - Art for the Gentle Spirit.

these tools are called tjantings, which are handed down to Shuen-li from her talented mother. They are used in the technique of creating batik paintings.

LILLY of @lillylolathe 
#fabercastell Pastels
Art Process in YouTube
~ Art For The Gentle Spirit.
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#dogart
#dogartist
#dogartwork
#pastelartist
#petportrait
#dogportrait
#pomeranian
#dogpainting
#petdrawing
#realisticdrawing
#pastelpencils
#pastelperfect
#petportraitartist
#pomeranianlovers
#artforthegentlespirit
#art_we_inspire
BLESSED to have my #Batikart featured in the Jaarboek Kunstenaars 2021. 
Let me know if you’d like to have a copy of this book.😉

In the meantime, I am writing a research paper and doing pastel commissions, so I will be spending less time on social media, except for my YouTube channel #artforthegentlespirit and of course, my baby’s IG @totoro_mundi 🐱
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🌿Scarf from designer @inge_aryani .
Batik Portrait of my cat, Totoro.
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I have received feedback from viewers that they would like to see more of my cat than my art. 😄
So I decided to set up an IG account just for Totoro.
Any suggestions for the name of her profile?
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#batikartist
#catmom
#catportrait
#catillustration
#catpainting
#catportraitart
#batikart
#batikpainting
#artforthegentlespirit
The Year of the Ox begins on 12th February 2021. 
This Lunar New Year promises rewards for our strength, patience and confidence in our abilities to lead a creative and meaningful life.💫✨
I will run a DIY Batik cushion workshop everyday from 12-2-21 till 26-2-21.
Email me for details.
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#cny2021
#batikpaintings
#batikartist
#batikart
#chinesenewyear
#chinesezodiacart
#oxart
#oxpainting
#bullart
#bullpainting
#handmadeart
#handdrawnart
#abstractpainting
#cushioncover
#artworkshops
#yearoftheox
#netherlands 
#牛轉乾坤
#蜡染艺术
#artforthegentlespirit
I created a portrait of a friend of mine
who is gifted with a beautiful voice
and dares to shine.
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Happy belated birthday @erica_gh !
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Medium: ink, #papercollage 
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#mixedmedia
#papercollageart 
#drawing
#femaleportrait
#creativewomen
#markerillustrations
#inkillustration
#portraitdrawing
#markerportrait 
#popsurrealisticart 
#lifewithcats
#artistlife
#artforthegentlespirit
#markerportraits 
#papercollageportrait
My last #Batik class in December
marked a memorable end to 2020
and an inspiring start to 2021. 🌈✧
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#batikartists
#abstractpaintings
#contemporarybatik
#batikpaintings
#animalillustrations
#kidsillustrations
#batikart
#dolphinart
#dolphinpainting
#artforthegentlespirit 
#floralpainting
#dogpainting
#bassethoundart
#bearart
#bearpainting
#houten
Original custom-made design drawn in beeswax for my clients to paint on. 
28-12-2020
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Taking Custom Order requests
as of February 2021.
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#owls
#batikbirds
#owlpainting
#owlart
#owldrawings
#woodlandanimals
#batikpainting
#batikartist
#abstractowl
#owlabstract
#owldesign
#owlportraits
#artformothers
#artforfamilies
#netherlands
#shuenlispirit
#customartwork
#artforthegentlespirit
They spent 2 long days #batiking with me. 
Poured their hearts into what could be
the greatest art of my Batik beginners -
Jaela and Annemarie.
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#batikpaintings
#batikartists
#abstractartists
#abstractpaintings
#yogiart
#utrecht
#denhelder 
#octopusart 
#seaart
#batikart
#colourfulart
#artforthegentlespirit
SELF-PORTRAIT
Hand-drawn Batik
on unbleached cotton
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The most important thing 
is to hold on, hold out, 
for your creative life,
for your solitude,
for your time to be and do,
for your very life;
Hold on, for the promise 
from the wild nature is this:
after winter,
spring always comes.

~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes
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#artforthegentlespirit
#batikpainting
#batikartist
#creativewomen
#womenwhorunwiththewolves
#clarissapinkolaestes
#selfportrait
#contemporarybatik
#batikart
#batikportrait
#abstractpainting
#femaleartists
#realisticart
#artforthesoul
#houten
#netherlands
#humanportrait
#portraitdrawing
#portraitpainting
#shuenlispirit
11 more days till Christmas,
11 more (M) #tjantings for sale.
Send me an email to place your order,
So they can arrive to you by mail.☆
January 2020: Prepared a Batik workshop for the Chinese School Utrecht.
Being able to teach in Dutch, Mandarin, Malay and Indonesian has been a gift for me; a wonderful way to connect with my students of various backgrounds.
Count your blessings in the remaining days of this Year of the Rat ❤️
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#artforthegentlespirit
#chineseartist
#batikartist
#chinesenewyearart
#batikpainting
#ratart
#ratpainting
#artworkshop
#2020
#yearoftherat
#zodiacart
#shuenlispirit
#utrecht
#artteacher
#ratdrawing
#countyourblessings
#chinesezodiacart
The blips of recording my work as an artist with a kitten. 😂
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#kittenlovers #kittenstagram #kittenofinstagram #catinspection
GRATEFUL
for their enthusiasm
every week
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#artclasses
#artclassesforkids
#kunstles
#nederland
#utrecht
#netherlands
#batikartists
#abstractpaintings
#abstractartists
#batiktshirt
#proudtobeateacher
CREATIVE BATIK by @rosirobinsonbatik 
~ A perfect christmas gift that could even transform non-artists into batik enthusiasts!
Rosi shares so much technical details about #batiking in this book that it’s so enjoyable to read it again and again. What is most fascinating is Rosi’s level of artistry, which goes beyond what most people can do in batik. 
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#creativebatik
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#christmasgifts
#artbook
#rosirobinson
#artforthegentlespirit
#happybatiking
#searchpress
BOOM🌈
she said, “the cat explodes into a rainbow.“✨
I love watching how my students  surprise me with their #batikpaintings.😄
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#abstractartwork
#abstractpainting
#batikart #artforkids
#artforthegentlespirit
My kids’ Batik paintings at the @jeugdpashouten 🥰
With 2 ongoing projects
and a book that I’m writing,
I prefer to spend
less time on social media
and more time on my customers.
Catch you later,
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My Batik interpretation of Baba Yaga.
Hand-drawn in molten beeswax.
Did you know that I used to design tattoos?
I stopped when I was trying to fit into a ‘nice-girl’ persona so as not to lose friends and risk being lonely. 
But during this #Samhain, my wild mama - Baba Yaga, made her presence known to me
so vividly that I would not forget
to move towards a life of authenticity 
and accept the unknown.
Change will bring new possibilities.
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#batikart
#batikartist
#abstractdrawing
#contemporarybatik
#babayaga
#naturespirit
#spiritualart
#folkloreart
#artofawitch
#witchart
#hexoween
#paganart
#magicart
#БабаЯга
#autumnvibes🍁🍂
#fairytaleillustration
#fantasyillustration
#batikpainting
#tattoodesigner
Deer Spirit Speaks,
“Be kind to yourself.”
Batik on cotton T-shirt.
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Wearing a Batik top made by @everythingzenbatik 🌺
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#artforthegentlespirit
#womenwhocreate
#illustrationartists
#batikartist
#deerspirit
#spiritanimal
#creativelife
#womenwhodraw
#batikpainting
#deerpainting
#abstractartist
#deerillustration
#creativewomen
#hexoween
#whimsicalart
#handdrawnart
#illustrationart
#utrechtart
2 years worth of my pastel commissions⭐️
Thanks to a publication of my work in a 2018 newsletter 
of a Dutch canine association.
And thanks to all the galleries that rejected my work.
For the pain of not being accepted
has made me stronger 
and more committed
to making what I enjoy - 
delighting pet owners 
with my portraits.

If your journey isn’t smooth, 
It’s good to cry. 
But don’t forget
to share your love for what you do.
because the right ones will come to you.

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#shuenlispirit
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#artforthegentlespirit
#selfcareart
#pastelart
#pastelpencils
#realisticdrawing
#pastelportraits
#petportraits
#petdrawings
#commissionedartist
#pastelportraits
#kynologenverenigingnieuwegein 
#thenetherlands
#nieuwegein
Batik portrait 
drawn in beeswax with my mother’s tjanting.
Ready for more orders! 🥰🇷🇺
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#artforthegentlespirit
#customadeforyou
#tjanting #batikartist
#creativewomen
Embracing our differences
and Standing Together For Batik
In the form of a Batik scroll.

On 2 June 2019, I had the privilege of demonstrating the art of Batik painting 
and showcasing my paintings at the Batik Stand at the @tongtongfair 
thanks to Batik aficionados Romee and Myrthe of @helloguave 
and Batik specialist @sabinebolk.

I drew the designs in beeswax with a #tjanting,
and on the day of the event,
Romee, Myrthe, Sabine and curious participants from the public
painted on different areas of the painting with their chosen colours.

The result? ~ 
A collaborated Batik masterpiece,
and a memorable experience with Batik lovers
cherished forever in my heart. 😌🙏🏻

#batikpainting
#batikworkshop
#tongtongfair
#artofbatik
#contemporarybatik
#artforthegentlespirit
#batikartist
#artists
#batikart
#painting
#colourful
#seapainting
#abstractart
#abstractartist
#abstractpainting
#lightlanguage
#batikstand
#sabinebolk
#standforbatik
#guave
#seascroll
#artexhibition
#makingbatik
#denhaag
#netherlands
#creativeworkshop
#Batik paintings of my primary school students. 
With lots of patience and confidence, I turn my kids into Batik Superstars!☆☆☆

#batikartists
#batikpaintings
#utrecht
#netherlands
#artclasses
#batikart
#abstractpaintings
#abstractart
#superstars
#artclassesforkids 
#designs
#colourfulart
#colours
#paintings
#artforthegentlespirit
#handdrawn
#artinstructor
#shuenlispirit
“It’s cool to be a dragon!”
said Eva, my student. 
So I drew this design in hot wax
for her to paint it with her choice of colours
at one of my Batik classes at the @jeugdpashouten.
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#handdrawnart
#handdrawnbatik
#batikart
#batikartist
#artinstructor
#batikpainting
#utrecht
#netherlands
#dragonart
#waxdrawing
#dragon
#drawingdragons
#paintingdragons
#abstractdesign
#fantasyart
#paintingforkids
#batikclasses
#cultuurfonds 
#artforthegentlespirit
#dragonillustration
#design
#abstractpainting
#abstractartist
#contemporaryartist
#contemporarybatik
#contemporaryart
#colours
#painting
#drawing
Adaptability 
is what the Chameleon knows
by being Receptive
to life’s ebbs and flows.
~ Shuen-Li Spirit
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Using a #tjanting, I created a Batik design custom-made for my client to paint in the comfort of her home. 💝
My client requested for flowers, so I drew different types of flowers in the shape of a chameleon.
With gratitude to her ~
for sending me a photo of her completed painting! 
and knowing that the Chameleon has made its way safely to London. 🙏🏻😌
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Materials: beeswax, cotton fabric with hand-sewn hems, fabric dyes.
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#utrecht
#netherlands
#batikdesigns
#batikartist
#batikart
#batikdiy
#batikabstract
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#chameleon
#chameleonart
#chameleondrawing
#abstractdesign
#abstractartist
#abstractpainting
#custompainting
#customart
#customabstractart
#customartwork
#customdesign
#contemporarybatik
#reptileart
#reptileartist
#symbolicart
#floralpainting
#custommade
#custommadeart
#handdrawnart

Get in touch

Address

Eggeveld 45
3993GD Houten
The Netherlands

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