“The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real.” Lucian Freud
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!
My art explores many styles, from Modernism through Impressionism, Expressionism and Cubism to the more traditional and homespun themes that reflects the immense pride I have in Thailand.
When I was a young kid I came across an old art studio in Bangkok, with an old man painting with oil paints and I stood and watched him for ages, I was very shy, very nervous I was a kid from the country but he invited me in and showed me what he was doing and showed me round his studio explaining how he worked, I was fascinated.
I knew I wanted to be like that old man and paint, I loved that old studio, I loved the chaos the smell of paint,varnish it was fascinating and I was well and truly hooked. I didn't know how I was going to do it but I knew one day I was going to be an artist.
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 Paul Cezanne for his genius and imagination.
I sit at a clean canvas, with 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.
Gesso and Oil