Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Caricature-spotting on Koh Samui #1

During my recent trip to Thailand, I didn't just get to see Bangkok--we travelled (by night train, bus and ferry) about 500 miles south to the beautiful tropical island of Koh Samui. The most popular beach town is Chaweng, with a thriving main street full of local Thais and tourists from all over the world. One shop had this displayed out front---it looked like a combination of marker and watercolor:
  This particular artist had pieces in a couple of shops nearby:
Many of the small art shops we passed had painters busily working on large canvases of popular subjects; it seemed to be a tie between traditional Thai art and...the Joker. ;-)
Ok, gotta throw in a photo of the absolutely beautiful beach here...

1 comment:

  1. Great to see that local art is alive and well in Koh Samui!

    Best wishes, Alex.