Ong Kim Seng BBM AWS DF NWS is a Singaporean artist Ong of international status. He was President of the Singapore Watercolor Society from 1991 to 2001. He is currently Honorary President, in which capacity he interacts with other watercolor organisations internationally. He has won six awards from the American Watercolor Society (AWS): the Paul B. Remmy Memorial Award in 1983, the Lucy B. Moore Award in 1988, the Clara Stroud Memorial Award in 1989, the Barse Miller Memorial Award in 1992, Winsor & Newton Award in 2000 and the Ida Wells Memorial Award in 2001. He has been an active member of the American Watercolor Society since 1990 and was the first Asian outside the U.S.A. to be awarded membership. Kim Seng was bestowed the Dolphin Fellowship of the AWS in 2000.
In 1991, he was awarded the Cultural Medallion for Visual Arts by the Ministry Of Information and the Arts, Singapore. He won the Excellence for Singapore award presented by the Singapore Totalisator Board in 2000 , the Singapore Internationale by the Singapore International Foundation in 2001 and the 2001 Arts Supporter Award presented by the National Arts Council. In 2004 he was conferred the Singapore National Day Award , the Public Service Star BINTANG BAKTI MASYARAKAT ( BBM) by the President of the Republic of Singapore , H.E. Mr S.R Nathan.
Judge for two international Biennale in the Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolor Biennale , 2010 and 2012 .
Morning LIght , Nepal, watercolour, 73 x 53 cm , 2013