I live in a beautiful part of Thailand, so my art tells vivid and thought-provoking stories of my life, my land, and its people.
I nearly went mad painting ‘Morning’, I was walking along the beach with my 2 dogs and I had the camera, the sunrise was spectacular, so I took some photos, the sky changes very fast here in the dawn. I printed off some photos thinking this would make a great painting.
I think I now understand why Vincent van Gogh cut his ear off, I was going mad I tried for 3 days working on it, but I wasn't happy and asked myself why do I have to copy, so I went with my own feelings, I paint with my heart and my memories, now I’m very happy and still got two ears.
I sit at a clean canvas, my imagination, oils, brushes, knife and fingers ready to start work, I have an idea, I start to paint, my head is telling my hands what to do, but sometimes my head changes so I delete and start again and so it goes until I’m happy with my work, then sometimes I use a palette knife to cover the whole canvas in random strokes and I see something like a photo an image and follow my feelings.
I get a lot of my inspiration from three artist; Claude Monet with his use of colour, his expressiveness, detail and the softness of his beautiful paintings, Vincent van Gogh with his bold use of colour his expressiveness, and I like to think I’m a little impulsive like him, and Lowry unbelievable he produced the work he did just using five colours.
My art tells stories, not always happy and joyful, not always bright and full of light,
but always full of my feelings, vivid, interesting and thought-provoking. I always try to put something of myself in my paintings; in the form, the colours, the brush stokes, my feelings, my joy, sometimes my darkness but I hope mostly joy and happiness.
Oil on canvas