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’m in the process of painting a series of paintings for my Memories of Thailand Collection and adding to it all the time. A lot of the paintings go back to my early childhood when I worked in the rice fields and a little later driving a pick up truck round the villages in my area selling vegetables. later in life touring round Thailand which gave me lots of ideas to work on meeting some wonderful people.
Two rice farmers are having their lunch break out of the hot sun and under a tree in the shade of a mountain. Rice farming is hot dusty work and you would be glad to get a little shade and hopefully a little sleep.
A small but beautiful painting that really needs to be seen lots of subtle colours and you see something different every time you look at it.
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