“Kaew (Saengkaew Bongkotmat) is one of the few female artists in Chiang Mai. She hopes to convey the different lifestyles of the Thai people through her paintings, and travels through Thailand to gain different perspectives.
All of her paintings draw inspiration from the experiences she captures on camera, then translates onto canvas. Kaew was born in Krabi in 1975 and has been painting for 20 years.
She graduated with a BA in education technology and studied art as a minor. The masterpiece, Pilgrimage is a scene from a town near Bangkok, where the monks travel to a temple.
Kaew uses a minimal palette with thick brush strokes to highlight line and form using monochromatic and tonal values. The hint of color turns this into a mesmerizing work of art. “