“The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.” Vincent Van Gogh
The paintings that I create are meant to inspire and uplift, as well as enhance your interiors. I believe that our homes should be sanctuaries that surrounds us with comfort, colour, beauty and the things we love. If you feel an emotional connection to a work, or you just LOVE the colours and the art makes you feel good, then I've accomplished what I set out to do. Hopefully you'll treat yourself to it! Or maybe you're considering this artwork for a special gift. What you're really investing in is what makes you or the recipient feel good. So, if you love it or you think they're going to love it -- follow your instinct and buy it!
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 often go down to the beach very early before sunrise, for me it’s the best part of the day, not too hot and little wind, the only other person about will be the local fishing man.
The sky starts turning from a dark blackness to a magnificent storm of colour, never the same and never the same colours, always different and always glorious, it sometimes takes my breath away.
I’ve tried to capture the colours, I know I can never do nature justice but I’ve tried to get that dramatic effect of the sun just beginning up peep up over the horizon, the fisherman in his boat is pulling in his haul and desperately hoping for a good catch, fishing here is a rough and dangerous business, it’s the weather decides when they go fishing and it's the weather decides if they come back, every time our local fishing man goes out he says goodbye to his family as if it's the last time he will see them, they go out in their boats far out to sea, I see them sometimes out there when the sea is black and angry, the sky grey and forbidding, that little boat is tossing around he has no life jacket, he probably can’t even swim.
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