Royal Thai Art proudly supports and promotes the Young Disabled Artists Community. Today we represent our new emerging, yet very talented artist. His name is Somchai Noraphet. Even though he is handicapped without hands, yet he has a special gift in creating and drawing art on canvas. Somchai lost his two hands in 2015. During that time he was an iron-smith at a Construction company in Laos. While performing his job on the work site, he was electrocuted and badly injured. This unfortunate accident caused him to lose his hands forever.
After the accident he was sent back home to Thailand. It took him two months to recover. In the beginning, he felt disheartened and hopeless. His future would end and he felt depressed. Yet, after pulling himself together and got uplifting encouragement from his family. His attitude has changed for the better. Life still moves on, and he unmasks his abilities and he found his talent in Art. He told himself to keep on fighting for the people that he loves and those who love him. He said to us that
“ You can get discouraged, But don’t let yourself regress”.
Somchai knows he has a love for Thai art and Asian style paintings. As when he used to have hands, he liked to draw art on paper during his free time. Then, after he lost two hands, he spends his time practicing his art skills and techniques by drawing on canvas with his right arm. He attached a paintbrush to a plastic cylinder from a water bottle. Then, he wears the cylinder when painting art. Drawing and creating artwork is something that he loves to do and it keeps him inspired everyday. He pays a great attention to details on his artwork. He said it required a lot of focus when create painting. But this is the part that he likes the most as if he feels like he was meditating his mind while performing art.
His most favorite canvas art is this incredible Dragon painting. He featured the golden mighty Chinese dragon holding a pearl in its mouth. With meaningful values, the golden dragon is a symbol of auspicious power, strength, and good fortune. While, the white pearl represents prosperity and wisdom. A dragon picture is the most famous art in East Asian culture. Hence, this original dragon painting is one of the best additions for Feng Shui wall decor collection in home and office. Somchai’s canvas painting is now available to purchase on our website. We hope that his story and past journey will inspire you and be a great inspiration to never give up in life. Keep on fighting everyone, Life is no limits!
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