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Chiang Rai Artist Suwit Jaipom Unveils Portrait Commemorating His Majesty the Late King Rama IX



CHIANG RAI – Chiang Rai Artists Mr. Suwit Jaipom has unveiled a portrait of His Majesty the late King Rama IX, that he recently created to mark the second anniversary of the King’s passing.

At his studio in Ban Pang Lao in the capital district of Chiang Rai, Mr Suwit Jaipom, the president of ArtBridge Chiang Rai and local artist has created numerous portraits of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, displayed his new work, which is a charcoal drawing of the late monarch.

The artist said he began the portrait earlier this week and intended to complete it by October 13, when the nation honors the revered King two years after he passed away.

According to Mr Suwit, he has chosen charcoal made from grape vines as the medium for this drawing while the paper used, measures 70 by 110 centimeters. The work is set to be displayed to the public for the first time at an exhibition in Chiang Mai.

The artist added that he has named his latest work “Father of the Land” due to his belief that His Majesty the late King will continue to be called father by all Thais. In the drawing, His late Majesty is depicted as smiling as if he is giving his people an assurance that he will always be with them.


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