Janine Yasovant, of the WC News Service, reports on Decha Warashoon
Works by Professor Decha Warashoon, an art lecturer and Thai national artist (Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, and Mix Media Arts) in 2007, are shown here. Warashoon graduated from the School of Arts and Crafts in Bangkok, an institution that focuses mainly on artistic skills. Warashoon himself frequently makes replicas of his works as samples and as teaching materials for his students. From 1967, he has exhibited widely in Thailand and abroad and has won many well-known art competitions. He was also the first visual Thai national artist to be awarded eight honorary PhD. degrees. Apart from painting in oils, watercolours, and acrylic, Warashoon is also interested in printmaking and in making leather bags and hats. He also sculpts, mainly Buddha's image.