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“The Biography of Jariya Kiranantawat”
What inspired Jariya to study art? Some people say “artist should start from inspiration to create good artwork”. When Jariya was young about 6 years old, she saw any beautiful figures or some nice sketch in newspapers/books. It inspired her to sketch along on simple paper, and created her own paper doll for playing with friends. She thinks that the inspiration has just begun at that time. Regular art classes in the school lead her close to art. The art teacher, Sa-ngadh Juar-jan, at grade 7 simply introduced perspectives to painting landscape and especially the important color theory in comparison of warm/cool colors with the taste of food, i.e. red and orange are spicy, yellow and green are sour, blue and violet are salty. Good food should have proper combination of all tastes, so does the beautiful painting have proper color combination. It helps all students to easily memorize how to make good painting. Later she studied further and worked in business administration so many years. Her art-skill developed gradually as hobby. However, she collected the old master art printing/books and practiced herself, sketched little birds after exhausted from very long-hours working in the office especially after midnight. The sketches were nicely framed and given to her sister, brothers and friends as gifts. When she had some free times, she studied art again in charcoal and water color with Suchart Wongthong, a famous artist in water color, for a few sessions. Occasionally she traveled to Europe and was fascinated with the paintings of old master artist such as Michaelangelo, and hand-painted porcelains at Windsor Castle. The inspirations come again to study porcelain painting with many teachers at Hobby House, Bangkok, Thailand, e.g. Kaseera, Angsana Klempin, Sando and Josephine Robinson. She practiced and practiced for 4 years, and prefers realistic style.
In year 2000 she sent a plate to join competition in Finland and it won a Special Mention award for ‘Angel’ competition, which was organized by SPM ( now “Porcelain Plus), a Finnish Porcelain Painting magazine. The awarded angel with Thai costume, namely ‘Thai Angel’, was painted in realistic painting style. The award triggered her to transition from a leading multinational firm, to run studio as a professional artist. She can teach many subjects e.g. portraits, fruits, birds, landscape and flowers etc.|
About 10 years she has run her studio offering hand painting on demand, and regular painting lessons for porcelain and fabric at the studio. Occasionally, she was invited to run workshops/seminar for members of the Bannlektee 5 Vocational Training Center, the Emergency Home, and National Institute of Metrology etc. Her artworks and articles were published in lots of well-known local and international magazines namely Kwan-ruen, Tangtua Magazine, a journal of the Institute for Small and medium Enterprise Development, Ceramics Journal of Thailand, Porcelain Plus of Finland and Malegleder of Norway, Porcelain Artist and The China Painter oet U.S.A. She was often interviewed in TV and radio broadcast programs, e.g. Baanlektee 5 Vocational Training Program, Game Gae Jon, Phunta, Bright and Beautiful and 108 Panya Thai etc. It attracts numerous people to study painting and custom-order continuously, while she also studied further in master level of IPAT and Pebeo master training in France. Currently she is a master artist and master teacher of IPAT, a teacher member of WOCP, and Pebeo Master Teacher of France. Many students under her guidance received the certificates from Pebeo-France in ceramics and fabric and were able to teach later. A lot of her artworks are collected by many art-lovers in Thailand. However, she deems the most important job as a teacher is to inspire students and let them express their feelings to painting creatively.
For more information please contact her at web site: www.jariya-studio.com , or visit Jariya Studio, 107/1 Pracharat 1 Rd., Bangsue, Bangkok 10800, Thailand, tel./fax (662) 585-6945, mobile: 081-495-5605