‘It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see’
– Henry David Thoreau
Painting, Illustration & Fine Art
Hi, welcome to Accacia Studio, my name is Zafrie Zainuddin, Zaf for short. I’m the artist behind Accacia Studio. I’m a visual artist and an occasional photographer based in the tropical island of Penang, Malaysia. Accacia Studio is a platform that I use to showcase my work. My watercolor pieces predominantly focus on animal art and architecture paintings; occasionally I do some food art. I’m also experimenting on other media as well, such as, colored pencils, acrylic and charcoal and I also do some mural paintings. As a photographer I just love to discover the world around me and take photos as I see them.
I studied in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom. I lived in the UK for more than a decade. My passion is with art, so after a few years back in Penang I decided to go into art full time. Since my background was in urban design, it has a significant influence in my artwork and photography. Feel free to browse through the website and check out all the galleries.
This painting of my hometown is more than I could ever have imagined. Through this painting, Zaf has reminded me of my childhood and transported me back to a simpler time.
I was so pleased to have this print. Since I was born and bred in Penang, having this print in my home means a lot to me. This collage has portrayed the multicultural heritage in Penang for centuries, one of the things that I love about Penang. Thanks Zaf.
Zaf, I was both pleasantly surprised and impressed at the artwork you sent of our 3 dogs, Meg, Freddie and Obi. Not only have you detailed their looks to perfection but you have done this without seeing them in real life. You have got their exact features and colours. Fantastic and Thanks. Keep up the good work.