Exodus (2016)
Oil painting by Ta Thimkaeo


  • Oil painting, Canvas
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 59.06 × 35.43 × 1.57 in (unframed) / 59.06 × 35.43 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the front

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Artist's description:

A beautifully softly painted painting you can sense the people moving quietly along in muted way lost in their own individual thoughts all in muted soft colours.

This is without doubt my most challenging painting yet, I've never really struggled with a painting like I have with “Exodus,” I've worked on it late into the night, early morning, worried over it, changed it, but I couldn't leave it alone and I love it.

I’m in the process of painting a series of paintings for my Memories of Thailand Collection and adding to it all the time. Most paintings go back to my early childhood I left school at 12 to work in the rice fields at 14 I was driving a pick up truck round the villages in my area selling vegetables, I’ve always had a vivid imagination so I have a lot of memories I can work on.

Exodus reminded me of pictures I’d seen as a child of Thais having to move after wars with Burma, there would be a mass exodus of people fleeing war carrying whatever processions they could carry and elephants carrying the rich people who never walk anywhere, their servants walking along side carrying their own and their employers processions. Bamboo baskets were used for everything including fishing, leaving behind what they couldn't take with them.

I wanted to capture the rich beautiful colours they worn, the banyan tree growing out of the mountain side, the steam from the jungle the movement of the people and elephants, the baskets they would have used in those days for carrying their food clothes and whatever else they owned, the long thin ones used for fishing, the poor lady carrying heavy baskets hanging on a bamboo pole, day after day, mile after mile, until they reached safety, people coming out of the mist of the jungle into the light.

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.

In painting Exodus I was inspired by Claude Monet with his use of colour his expressiveness, detail and the softness of his beautiful paintings.

All my paintings are on good quality canvases with as many coats of gesso as needed and the finest oils, I paint mainly with brushes but also use a palette knife a lot also my fingers when needed.

My art is me, my paintings, wherever they go in the world, a part of me goes with them and I hope that comes out in my work.

Thank you for visiting my gallery and I really hope you will find something that you will enjoy for a long time to come.

Sides of the canvas are painted in black, no frame require unless desired.

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Materials used:

Gesso and Oil