Thursday, June 29, 2006

Plug for a fellow artist

Found this on Etsy and thought it sounded interesting...

SIZE: Aprox. 10 x 10 cm.
MEDIUM: Mixed Water-based Media on Acid-free Watercolor Paper

You might be surprised to know that the artist, Dhanat Plewtianyingthawee, is only a little boy of 3 years and 10 months old with his special talent in art. He paints over one thousand remarkable big and small abstracts and already had his first solo art exhibition in Bangkok last April 2006.

The whole story started when he was allowed to play with his mommy's artist-grade water-soluble wax pastels in September 2005. It was a great fun for him to scratch and then paint with water using various techniques his mom taught e.g. drip, drop, splash, sprinkle, spray, and many more. To his parent's surprise, the output was far much better than they had ever expected.

Seeing those beautiful works, his mom cropped, cut, designed the background and assembled the original art piece to the front to make greeting cards and started selling them. Those original art greeting cards were very successful. Within a couple weeks last year, about one thousand cards were sold.

In order to prepare building up stock for this year's greeting cards, he started creating new paintings since early January 2006 using new media and materials. Then, he surprised everyone again. This time, he had created lots of big paintings (some are the whole piece of watercolor paper as large as 50x70 cm. or 74x94 cm. with frame) which were too beautiful to be cut into small pieces.

His colorful abstract paintings impressed many people including professional artists and the Managing Director of TRSC International Lasik Center, Thailand, offered to host a solo art exhibition for him last April 2005. The show named 'Boundless Imagination'.

Don't know if it's legit or not, but if it is, it's pretty cool.

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