Our Founder
The late Artist Chng Seok Tin (Left) and Ms Teresa Teo Lay Yan (Right) of Dove Doodle

A Message From Teresa

The setting up of Dove Doodle Pte Ltd was no mere coincidence. Art has always been my childhood passion but I was unable to pursue further due to pragmatic reasons. It’s not easy to make a living through art in our society where Language, Science and Mathematics are the core disciplines in school. There is a need to have a balanced education to develop a well-rounded person. I believe it’s never too late to pursue one’s interest as long as one is passionate and determine to persevere towards one’s goal. Dove Doodle Pte Ltd hopes to use visual arts in various forms and in the best possible way to educate and benefit people from all walks of life, especially those who are born with a disability but have shown an inclination towards art. They are extraordinary and gifted in their own way. Let’s give our support to celebrate the abilities and talents among individuals in our community through art!

Teresa Teo

Founder of Dove Doodle

Founder’s Desk

Just wondering how many of you could still recall a 2004 American movie titled ‘Shall We Dance?‘ It featured an overworked estate lawyer (starring Richard Gere), who decided to sign up for ballroom dancing lessons despite being senior in age and with a less agile physique compared to someone younger. Taught by an attractive and charming ballroom dance instructress (starring Jennifer Lopez), he finally managed to overcome all obstacles to learn the dance steps well and started dancing with his wife to rekindle their romance. Singer Susan Boyle is another example of someone who rose to fame by singing “I Dreamed a Dream” for the Britain’s Got Talent’s contest at age 47.

The setting up of Dove Doodle Pte Ltd was no mere coincidence. Art has always been my childhood passion but I was unable to pursue further due to pragmatic reasons. It’s not easy to make a living through art in our society where Language, Science and Mathematics are the core disciplines in school. There is a need to have a balanced education to develop a well-rounded person. I believe it’s never too late to pursue one’s interest as long as one is passionate and determine to persevere towards one’s goal.

We live in an internet world where social media plays an influential role in our lives. Visual arts have become very much a part of us and not just for the visual artists. Colours, patterns and shapes appear everywhere on computer screens, television ads, the packaging of products and even on the iconic architecture around us. We are exposed to them so often that they have penetrated into our subconscious mind and have become second nature to us. We basically know what to do when we see that ‘green man’ flickering at the pedestrian crossing or when the traffic light turns red at the traffic junction. It’s amazing that in the absence of speech, colours and patterns can communicate to us in such a unique way.

On an ending note, Dove Doodle Pte Ltd hopes to use visual arts in various forms and in the best possible way to educate and benefit people from all walks of life, especially those who are born with a disability but have shown an inclination towards art. They are extraordinary and gifted in their own way. Let’s give our support to celebrate the abilities and talents among individuals in our community through art!

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Founder’s Work

Landscape 2

Landscape 2

Oil Painting
MacRitchie Reservoir

MacRitchie Reservoir

OIL PAINTING
Still Life 1

Still Life 1

OIL PAINTING
Still Life 2

Still Life 2

Oil Painting
Frangipani in Black Vase

Frangipani in Black Vase

OIL PAINTING
Critical Space for Engagement

Critical Space for Engagement

ACRYLIC

Founder’s Profile

Teresa Teo Lay Yan holds a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education (with Honours) from the University of South Australia and MA in Early Childhood Studies from the University of East London, UK. She also graduated with a Montessori Teaching Diploma (Pre-Primary) from Montessori World Educational Institute, CA.

Teresa worked as a Research Associate for Centre for Research and Best Practices, SEED Institute from 2010 to 2012. She specializes in research work and has years of experience working with young children both in and out of academia. Before entering the early childhood profession, she was working for the Ministry of Health for the past 22 years, involving in both clinical and dental health education work for preschools, primary schools and the community. She has also worked in both Montessori and non-Montessori settings for the past 10 years. Her research interests include Research Methodologies, Children’s Learning and Development, Parental Involvement and Parent Education.

Teresa also has a special interest in art. She studied art at various art institutions and qualified with a Certificate in Western Art – NAFA (1982-1984), Certificate in Graphic Art–L.C.E School of Art (1984-985) and Certificate in Teaching Children’s Art–NUS Extra Mural Studies (1989). Her past involvement in art included volunteering as an Activity Instructress with People’s Association and taught Children’s Art at community centres from 1986 to 1989. She also organised Art & Craft activities for ladies and children while serving as an Executive Member of Aljunied Zone ‘2” Residents’ Committee (1998 to 2000) and Chairperson of the Ladies’ Club (2000 to 2002).Her previous art training has motivated her to set up Dove Doodle Pte Ltd recently and do her part for the community.

Teresa is a mother of two lovely daughters. She volunteers in community work during her free time. She also served as the Honorary Secretary for the Business and Professional Womens’ Association (Singapore) Third Chapter from 2015 to 2017 and is the Honorary Treasurer from 2017 to date.