Phuket Artist Apinan Sarotwong

A traditional man at heart, Khun Apinan Sarotwong is an artist who is largely inspired by his boyhood experiences of life in his native area of Suratthani, Southern Thailand. His images are rich in warm colours, tones produced by a cooking fire and sunsets, reflecting a life lived before electricity and technology arrived.

His understanding of light and ability to paint with it, is largely influenced by his personal passion for the art of Shadow Puppetry. His home studio, based in the Phuket Art Village, is also a working Shadow Puppet stage, with a full set of well loved leather shadow puppets.