Dato Alex Chai
Dato’ Alex Chai Boon Chin is an advisor of the Malaysian ink painting association and his wife Datin’ Alice Tan Bua Tian is an active member of the same association. Building consult and advisor by profession, the couple learned Chinese art painting under the tutelage of 8 famous masters, Prof Zhong Zheng Chuan, Dr Cheah Thien Soong, Kerk Woon Hoo, Siao In Shien, Su Pao Chien, Lee Yong He, Lai Tiew Seong and Sim Yong Keong. Having acquired the technique, the couple has set themselves different subject matter in which Dato’ Alex specializes in painting portraits, celebrations, and ancient character while Datin’ Alice paints flowers, fruits and fishes.
Painting for a noble cause, the couple not only set up a gallery to provide free Chinese art painting classes for the public, but they actively donate their paintings for charity purposes, raising funds to donate to needy Chinese primary schools and charities since 2007. From 2011 to 2015, in just for years, Dato’ and Datin’ Alex has donated more than RM 2,800,000 to Chinese schools and associations as they continue to live by their motto “Painting for charity brings satisfaction”