The still life of Phuket
Award-winning Australian artist Zoe Young will unveil her new collection of paintings during “Baan Kata Arts Fest” at Mom Tri’s Villa Royale on Phuket’s Kata Noi Beach today.
The annual art festival will begin with a cocktail party and the opening exhibition by Zoe at 6pm. She will display her “Salt Life” collection that represents a carefree season of joy by the ocean, a sentiment shared by residents and visitors to Phuket.
Zoe is a graduate of the National Art School in Sydney who adapts her eccentric colour palette as a tool to evoke the characteristics of her subject matter. Through her use of pastel tones and dramatic shadow, her stilllife compositions reflect an emotive response to the environment in which she paints. As a modern reinterpretation of the traditional still life, her subject matter reveals moments of simple pleasures — inspired through her experience of motherhood and living in the Southern Highlands.
The evening will also present a classical music concert by Pro Musica Ensemble comprised of Tasana Nagavajara (violin), Worapon Kanweerayothin (flute) and Ekachai Jearakul (guitar), starting at 7pm.
The first Baan Kata Arts Fest was organised 19 years ago by ML Tri Devakul and HE Adm ML Usni Pramoj to bring together artists and musicians in celebration of the arts. This year’s theme is particularly poignant, as it is staged in remembrance of King Bhumibol’s love of music and the arts.
Tickets for the concert cost 500 baht. Call 076-333-569.
Putting On The Ritz by Zoe Young.