Raja Azhar Idris was born in September 1952 in Bruas, Perak. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Victorian College of Arts, Melbourne, Australia. Raja Azhar Idris has held solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad since 1976. Among the exhibitions were First Solo Batik Show, Kuala Lumpur and Paris (1976); Raja S.2.D.O Gallery, Melbourne, Australia (1987); Glass Convention, Melbourne, Australia (2001) and FRAGILITY … VERSATILITY – Tribute to KAK ENDON, Kuala Lumpur (2006). His talent in fine arts crafting has earned him international recognition and several prestigious awards like the Acquisitive Art Prize, St. Kilda Art Competition Melbourne, Australia (1980/81); Lord Mayor’s Art Prize (City of Melbourne), Melbourne, Australia (1981); Miniature Gippsland Art Prize, Melbourne, Australia (1982); Rotary Club of St. Kilda Art Prize, Melbourne, Australia (1983) and the Greyhound Art Prize, Melbourne, Australia (1989). Most of his creations are motifs of nature and from the lives of the east coast communities, especially fishermen. In producing his works, Raja Azhar Idris uses the hatching technique where the quantity, thickness and spacing of the lines affect the brightness of the overall image, emphasise forms, creating the illusion of volume.