The Founder 

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Kevan Seng, Founder and Co-Owner

Kevan Seng, founder of Capulet Art & Framing and Golden Brush Art Events is one of the producers of the “Battle of the Brush” live painting competition.  Kevan is an art gallery owner focusing on promoting the works of Canadian artists including Raymond Chow, Norveau Morrisseau, and Jose Urbay specializing in artwork of abstract, figurative, and surreal nature.

 Seng met Raymond Chow, a long-time Vancouver artist icon, by chance at a bus stop in Richmond, BC in 2006. Two days later, they met, again, at Raymond’s gallery warehouse. Due to his awe and admiration for Chow’s artwork, Seng decided to pursue a life in the Arts as an artist agent under Chow’s training. 

From there, Kevan created historic Chinatown calendars, art cards, and the Golden Brush Painting Competition, now called the Battle of the Brush.  Kevan is also a board member of the Vancouver Chinatown Lions Club and the current Lions Club 19 A-1 Zone Chairperson overseeing 17 Lions Clubs in the Vancouver region.  

 

The Creative Director

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J Won Suh, Co-Owner and Creative Director

As J Won was growing up, art and music were two things that he was influenced by his parents and also family members. It certainly opened his eyes and ears to experience and learn different things during his childhood.

J, however, decided to pursue his career in hospitality industry. He has some extensive education and experience through Europe and North America. He spent his College and University time in Switzerland and Scotland where he also pursued his 1st career.

J Won has worked in various well known Hotels and Resort before taken a position at Golden Brush Art. His unique ideas and new concepts can be seen in many latest Battle of the Brush shows and other events. Battle of the Brush is what J Won devotes his passion and love.

 

The MC

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Barbara Beam, MC 

Barbara’s love of broadcasting began at a young age while reading the morning announcements in high school, leading her to a career in Radio and Television. After graduating with a diploma in Broadcast Communications from BCIT in 1999, she got her start with the industry in Terrace, B.C., before moving back to Vancouver in 2002 to help launch the Beat 94.5 (now Virgin 94.5).

In 2009 she made the move to Virgin Radio (now Z95.3), and currently Barbara can be heard mid-days on 93.7 JRFM in Vancouver and weekends on 101.5 Kool FM in Calgary.

Barbara also MCs the Battle of the Brush several times a year. It’s a live painting competition where multiple teams of artists compete in a time-limited competition before their spontaneous collective works are displayed and judged by local art connoisseurs. She is also the current voice of the PA announcements heard throughout Playland & The PNE (Pacific National Exhibition) in Vancouver.

Over the years, Barbara has been recognized with several industry awards including being nominated twice for BC Country Music Association Award for Country On Air Personality in the 604 in 2014 and 2015.

Represented by London James Artist Management in Vancouver, Barbara has also worked as the On Camera Host for ClubVibes and VancouverBC.com, and is regularly featured in commercials and some television sitcoms including Under One Roof and The Funny Pit. With more than a decade of experience in Radio and Television, Barbara had previously applied her expertise in media as the Director of Events for Virtual-Vancouver.com., a virtual world software development company.

 

The Coordinator

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Kat K, Event Coordinator

Kat is currently enrolled in the BBA Human Resources Management program as a fourth year student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. In early 2012, she graduated from Douglas College with a Hospitality Management Diploma and has experience working in golf clubs, restaurants, and hotels for the past 5 years.

Working in the hospitality industry has shown her how much to appreciate a diverse and fast-paced environment. No matter the circumstances, Kat is always a team player and tries her best with a positive attitude. Her experiences recruiting, training, and supervising have expanded in her written and verbal communication skills by managing communication logs, orientations, and team meetings.