Galeri Seni Mutiara is currently hosting a solo art exhibition entitled Shell Play. The show features the works of Grace Choong Ai May who comes from Penang and holds a Master in Fine Arts from USM (Universiti Sains Malaysia).
To the artist, growing up by the sea gave her a lot of inspiration through the growing up years and that is what she always does so successfully in depicting them through her body of work.
Shell Play 2013 will be showcasing 26 of her paintings in oil and acrylic where as the name implies, will be involving a majority of them using sea shells as the main theme.
Her paintings are colorful and vibrant in her own ways with a pinch of naive art elements to them. This can be seen through her cartoonish characters that Grace uses to tell her story and when there are no such characters