|CHIRAPUT "TEAY" SAMOUM|
"My work is predominantly personalised bespoke artwork, featuring oil colour and watercolour paintings, as well as pencil and pastel drawings. While in Thailand, this work focused on uniquely style portraits which appealed to customers from around the country; being able to provide my customers with their very own unique art piece from Art by Teay proved hugely rewarding and satisfying.
Since moving to South Africa, my artwork has taken a turn to exhibiting our beautiful wildlife. Since I was young, I have always grown up and been involved with caring for animals, particularly domestic animals, which are often neglected in rural areas of Thailand. After moving to South Africa, I have continued to educate myself on the importance of healthy wildlife and biodiversity. Remarkably, despite our destruction, our wildlife is still fighting and adapting to survive.
My artwork, which predominantly uses oil colour as a medium, is here to show, in plain sight, the immense power and vulnerability of our beautiful and rare animals, especially those being hunted for recreation and sport. In doing so, I hope to evoke the same sentiments of compassion and empathy I have for animals and in turn the realisation of a world where humans and wildlife can co-exist. Also, I hope my artwork can play a role, in whatever small part, in supporting campaigns against hunting.
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