Product from Petchburi 's artisan
issue 5 June 2014

             

    Appointment has been met with small guy who has a gangster's look  if

I had met him before I would think he was a bad boy or general local mafia but

he wasn't , he is painter.

      That' s why we saw each other at the Wat Ratanatrai's ordination hall

at Petchburi Inside the bot , one guy was standing busy painting thai traditioanal

floral design on window , I notice the way he paint rapidly smoothly continuously

that reveal what his mind inside.

    "sawasdee krab"  Wachara Choungchote , young boy stopped  the work

and greeted me  most of the mural painting inside done by him "I started

painting with Jataka's story here" he recall from his memory "In 2002 after

graduated I made any drawing for anybody who pay , quite difficult to find job"  

he mentioned

    I started  to love this guy as he just like other boys , he was bad one,

not graduate from university, made him to leave early to search for a job,  

since Teacher Anirut  Kongtavorn inspired him totally change himself by

asking him to do the mural painting that he was not keen at it in the beginnig.

   From  now he tried to overcome and decided to continue his study at 
 
Rachamankala Thanyaburi Institution,major in Thai art, in order to learn
 
and be trained to know more thai art  "We always run away from the tough
 
job but this work challenged mehe started talking and smoking tobacco 
 
"in the beginning I got big trouble with drawing by brush,i gradually  used
 
the brush writing everything instead of pen or pencil   "I believed that if I do
 
what I really love there's always a way out  to bring yourself to the top of hill"

     It took him 7 years to be trained until he got skill to apply technique to paint.

From the boy who hunting for the job and being art-worker who didn't get any
 
paid time to time so now he can steadily stand by himself besides he still left
 
the works of valuable mural paintings at many temples ,Wat Kho Kaew,
 
Wat Khoi, Wat Khaokiw  etc.

     He is really the product from Petchburi, being one of the Artisian especially

painter that we have to be proud. He is a boy who hardly being trained to

preserve thai traditional design during the rapidly change of the world Plang ,

Wachara Choungchote leaves the work for anybody can be apprecitate.

 

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Thanks

Ratanatrai  temple location

 

 

Thitiwat Unatarkan....story/photo....Dio Chirananda

Mongkol Choteruamwong....translate


 

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