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 like to paint the fishing boats that go out in all weathers and at all times, day and night. It’s a dangerous job you will never see our local fishermen wearing a safety jacket, I doubt any of them can even swim.
Sometimes at night with the wind blowing and the black clouds dropping its rain I can see the little green lights bobbing out at sea and my heart goes out to them. That's why as in this painting I’m always pleased to see the boats safely tied up, back at there mooring post, I then know the fisherman is back home and safe.
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 may have wanted to paint a nude but end up painting one of my boats.
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.
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Gesso and oil