About This Artist

Specializing in functional design and interior lighting as well as having a passion for the arts and diving, Pichupa’s influences have continued to grow over the years. After graduating from King Mongkut’s University of Technology in Thonburi with both a Bachelor and Masters degree, her career took off when she landed a place in a reputable interior design company. Here she was able to work for luxury hotels such as the Royal Cliff Hotels and the Krabi Resort.

After years of developing her career, Pichupa made some important connections that enabled her to acquire freelance projects on the side. She always loved to explore the underwater world as a hobby, and finally came to the realisation that she had come across a new-found love for the Nudibranch (sea slugs). These creatures can be observed both with a microscopic sense as well as at a larger scale. Through her experimentation with watercolour and acrylic, she realised that the intensity of the acrylics drew people deeply into her work while the transparency of her watercolour work articulated her story better. By using high quality paint and colours combined with a steady build up of colour, Pichupa’s paintings are truly some of the most unique pieces of art.

Her style and passion for the arts are what give Pichupa her edge. She draws inspiration from all of her dives and painting. A diving session gives her the opportunity to explore different types of sea creatures while at the same time paying attention to detail with an analytical mindset, allowing her to precisely plan out each of her watercolour paintings and ceramic designs. The procedure of creating ceramic pieces is often intricate. Pichupa carefully applies temperature treatment, and the so-called firing that depends on the chosen body, shape and thickness of each piece. Before achieving a particularly resistant and smooth surface for painting, the dried objects are subjected to ‘biscuit’ and ‘ghost’ firing. Pichupa produces a wide range of sea-inspired ceramic pieces from Nudibranch sculptures to plates, bowls and more.

What keeps her motivated is her passion for the ocean and sea creatures. This passion has landed her exhibitions in Bangkok and the Andaman Cultural Learning Centre in Krabi. Producing limited edition, handcrafted pieces from hand painted bags to printed towels, accessories and ceramic design pieces. Her unique ceramic pottery pieces are ones that truly reflect her artistic endeavours.

Besides working on her art, Pichupa has also set time aside to transfer her knowledge and skills to others, whether it’s by lecturing at Rangsit University or being a diving instructor for Mahidol University. Her passion for learning is continuously expressed through her work in the hope of exposing and introducing the microscopic Nudibranch (sea slugs), and sea creatures to the world.

My Work & Creation

Pichupa Sapanovong

Her style and passion for the arts are what give Pichupa her edge. She draws inspiration from all of her dives and painting. A diving session gives her the opportunity to explore different types of sea creatures while at the same time paying attention to detail with an analytical mindset, allowing her to precisely plan out each of her watercolour paintings and ceramic designs.