Three Portraits from Mae Sot, Thailand

November 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

Portraiture of my friends has always been a favorite practice of mine. It’s a nice way to remember people, as drawings can be intimate and quiet windows into a time of one’s life that has passed.

Brotherly Portrait, Ink and Gouache on Paper, 9 x 12", 2011

For more than a year, I have lived on the Thai-Burma border, in a small, dynamic city called Mae Sot, Thailand.  While living here, I have had the good fortune to brush shoulders with some incredible human beings. Mae Sot is not a tourist destination, but a place where altruistic people from around the globe come to witness some of the most creative driving on earth, as well as work with refugees and migrants from Burma.

Portrait of Jeff, Ink and Gouache on Paper, 9 x 12", 2011

These are three sumi ink and gouache drawings selected from the body of work I produced while living in Mae Sot.  Drawing Kasper’s woven straw fedora was especially enjoyable.

Portrait of Kasper, Ink and Gouache on Paper, 9 x 12", 2011

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