Kemfysh For an artist to remain healthy, we must create.

Age: 49
Hometown: Fairfield
Accepts Commissions: Yes
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Number of Visits: 3995
Coming of Age

Background and Lifestyle

Marital Status Married
Education Post grad
Children Proud parent

Interests and Personality

BiographyKemlyn Tan Bappe is Peranakan, an inter-marriage of the Malay and Chinese culture. "My work is a dialogue between finding a contemporary expression of my heritage, my spiritual faith journey and responding to living in the United States of America." Artist website: Executive & Artistic Director Imago Fine Arts Agency & Advocacy Galleria Imago Dei, Fairfield Galleries Galleria Imago Dei, Fairfield Art Dive, Des Moines Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames MDiv, Southwestern Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas BA Studio Art, Baylor University, Waco, Texas Affiliations: Metro Arts Alliance, Des Moines Associated Artists of Central Iowa East Village Art Coalition Iowa Watercolor Society Christian Creative Arts Association Association of Latino Artists Iowa Asian Alliance ICON, Fairfield
InterestsART: creating multi-disciplinary expressions and venues, advocating for artists and their contributions to the community
MusicElectic in taste. It doesn't really matter what style, but artfully composed and executed.
Films"Babette's Feast," "Joy Luck Club," "Ordinary People"
Television"House," "CSI," Kent Newman documentaries, Ken Burns documentaries, "Jim Lehrer's News Hour"
Books"Grapes of Wrath" (John Steinbeck), "I Dream A World" (Brian Lunker)
HeroesDietrich Bonhoeffer, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Theresa of Avila, Jane Elgin, Janet Hart Heinicke, Ida Detrick, Isaac Lim, My parents & In-Laws


2007 February, Des Moines Womens Club Annual Art Show, Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines March, "Ready to Fly," Solo Show, Andy's Frame Shop, Des Moines April, "In Search of the Peranakan Phoenix," Solo Show, Ritual Cafe, Des Moines April, "Wild About ACEOs!" Andy's Frame Shop, Des Moines May, Iowa Asian Alliance Invitational Show, Des Moines June, Summer Selected Works at Art Dive, Des Moines July 7 & 8, "Wild About ACEOs," MAAD Art Expo, Red Dot Museum, Singapore August, Association of Latino Artists, Witter Gallery, Storm Lake September, Association of Latino Artists, Grand View College, Des Moines September 28-30, First Presbyterian Church Art Exhibit, Mount Pleasant October 5-8, Masks Silent Auction, ICON Gallery, Fairfield November 2-4, 2007 Two Rivers Juried Art Expo, Hy-Vee Hall, Des Moines December 7, 2007 Grand Opening of Galleria Imago Dei, Fairfield, Reception: 6:30-9:30 PM 2008 March, 2008 Des Moines Women's Club Annual Art Show, Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines June, 2008 6-Woman Show Jane Elgin, Janet Hart Heinicke, Jill Wells, Kemlyn Tan Bappe, Dawn Martinez Oropeza, Judith Veeder, Ankeny Art Center, Ankeny

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Your artwork is very beautiful!

Lime ( Deleted user )

welcome to beauti ART Kemfyssh.


Hi Kemfysh, immensely enjoyed seeing your work. Meena

Ted ( Deleted user )

Kemlyn.....very beautiful and whimsical paintings with wonderful color selection.ted


What a superb style you have, wonderful art. Margaret, Artist at Work,


While exploring the fine art on this website, I came across your page. Very nice work. Regards, Bud


Hi your work is intriguing and the full of the colors of life...see you ssonput you on my friends if OK..xxxb.


Welcome to MAP!


I with pleasure have got acquainted with your creativity. I shall be glad to show you my ENAMEL MOSAIC and to receive your response. Andrey


Very nice paintings! Look forward to seeing more of your work. Steve


Hi, welcome to this website. Lovley works of art. Message me when you have more images uploaded. Visit my site when you get a chance.

jh ( Deleted user )

Welcome Kemfysh, thanks, enjoyed viewing your work!

CreateReality ( Deleted user )

Thanks Kem. Yes the art has been very therapeutic. My brother was a blessing in both life and death. Life is good. Enjoy your weekend. ~Marianne

CreateReality ( Deleted user )

Wonderful Kem, my favorite so far is "Midnight Peranakan Phoenix". Great style and technique. It really stands out. Keep creating and let me know whenever you add more. ~Marianne


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welcome to MAP, great job on your site.


Hi Kemfysh. Welcom and best wishes !!Yoram


hello Kemfysh and welcome to this site . I'm looking forward to seeing your work . Regards, Brischit

CreateReality ( Deleted user )

Welcome to the site Kemfysh. I'm looking forward to seeing your art. Please let me know when you have finished loading it. Enjoy the site. ~Marianne