Sukanya Saimai was born and raised in the Northeast part of Thailand into a family with strong buddhist beliefs. This allowed her and her siblings to grow up in a very peaceful and serene environment.
They were brought up encouraged to make merit (giving or offering service to help others) at the local temple and listen to Dhamma (the teaching of Buddha). Many of her family member have formally practiced Buddhism including her two brothers and her father who was a monk for a long period of time. Sukanya Saimai's grandmother has been a buddhist nun for as long as she can remember and she still likely remain so for the rest of her life. In Thailand, it is common for young men to practice monk-hood for a short period of time for various reasons: Out of respect for their parents, to receive developmental education from the temple and to learn more about themselves before deciding on which path in life to take.
On occasion when Sukanya Saimai return to my small agriculture home town, She still make a point of visiting the same temple that her family attended to make merit and revisit the teaching of Dhamma.
While Thailand will always be her “home”, She have had the incredible opportunity to travel all over the world and living in several different country such as Chicago, Hong Kong, Bangkok Thailand and New York where She currently live. These eastern and western experiences have all combined to influence her art.
However, when one lives so far away from home in a different city, country and culture, some stress and confusion can result producing a feeling of being lost between worlds. When she find herself in this situation, She use her Buddhist roots in yoga, meditation and painting to rebalance herself. She have realized how fortunate she is to be born and raised into a such a beautiful, wonderful religion like Buddhism which has helped her to find a path to inner peace.
Art, yoga, and meditation are my sorts of inner harmony, balance, and a sense of overall well-being. It motivated me by pain, suffering and looking to fill holes in my life. But I also seeking a sense of spiritual connection or growth. For most of all, it is a combination of these. by Sukanya Saimai
Sukanya Saimai desire to share life, love peace, hope, happiness all of which she have experience since the day she was born onto canvas.
The medium of current collection of Buddha images is oil and acrylics on canvas. She enjoy using a palette knife for creating texture and visually enhancing the depth of the images. Each represents a universal virtue that will complement any interior or enhance any ambience with its spirituality and natural beauty.
The goal with Sukanya Saimai work is to further foster the Buddhist way of life by transcending my values on to canvas for you to enjoy.
Many of her art pieces are used in buddhist house blessing, public settings, such as lounges and spas and private settings such as prayer room, living rooms, bedrooms and patios. With variety of textures, colors and size, there is always a piece to match the atmosphere to brighten up the walls in elegance and serenity.
For yoga, relaxation and meditation or any place used to unwind and relax, reflex or meditate alone with families or friends. Feel free to browse the collection, read about the making of giclees. If you enjoy her work you could subscribe, Like or follow her either on Facebook or Instagram for questions or comments in creating and enjoying her art work.
Sukanya Saimai truly believe Buddhism is a religion that can unite people from all over the world.
May the goodness of Dhamma help to alleviate the suffering of all beings and enable them to find ever lasting peace and happiness....