Description 'Gulf of Siam' Gulf of Thailand. Drawn by hand, with pen and India ink, while living on the beach in Maenam, Koh Samui, Thailand.
White elephants and a sea dragon protect this chart's journey. Like all my dragons, this one created himself, and the royal white elephants seemed to grow organically with the lotus flowers up the columns.
The traditional long boat I have drawn here, was tied to the coconut palm each evening, and was out fishing before dawn every morning: I sketched it while watching the sun set one evening on Maenam Beach.
The Thai script, that I have written above the Lotus Flower (bottom left), reads 'My Thailand' in the native words/script (as Thais do not call their country Thailand). *Koh or Ko means island (Ko is older way).
My artwork is also available as custom murals on kiln fired tile. Visit www.savanna-art.com for more information.
Thank you to; Poppies, Coco's, Easy Diver and the pool sharks at the Barracuda Bar - for continuing to sell my work, and a special thanks to Sam and Chris at the Rainbow and Hennis at the Morning Glory, for taking good care of my rescue dog Toto.
It is better to travel well than to arrive. - Buddha *The Imagekind watermark is not on the print. To view my artwork without it - visit savannaredman.comThis artwork is also available as custom murals on kiln fired tile. Visit savannaredman.com for more information on paintings on tile.
Savanna Redman, Caribbean Member Since November 2006 Artist Statement Join me on facebook or Twitter - to see my newest work (as it is released), news and events. facebook.com/s.redman.art @SavannaRedman Or visit my website savannaredman.com
Currently, I'm sculpting silver jewelry, inspired by the Rainforest and Reef, and loving playing with fire!
I paint, draw, sculpt. It's a requirement: like breathing. I’ve been following the equator these last 20 years, admittedly with a bit of a wobble, finding my imagination strongest between the 16 degrees north and the 16 degrees south mark.
Rainforest to reef. Beautiful and endangered tropical flora and fauna are my inspiration, but my finished painting come from something larger than I can create in the daylight hours. They arrive in dreams, complete, and usually with a story. Sometimes I believe it’s the equatorial pull, a tropical twist that draws the glass thread of creativity from my soul. But at other times I’m certain it’s a magic spell casts by the wildlife. Or the Gods of the ancient cultures whispering in my ear – paint this, see this, dream this. I don’t always understand the source, but I know it is my job to recreate what I’ve been given in my dream.
The Gallery pages show a bit of the work I’ve created while living in Honduras, Belize, Australia, Thailand, Egypt, and now the BVI. And ink drawings I’ve created while passing through, passing time, waiting on trains, planes, ferries, tuk tuks, and a camel. Nothing formal, but if you like, there’s more to see and read about my work and inspiration behind my paintings, at www.savannaredman.com.
Thank you for viewing my work,
A quote I believe...
All true Art must help the soul realize the inner self...
True Art must be evidence of happiness, contentment and spirituality of its authors". - Gandhi