Keith Miller

Canadian artist living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.This is a blog about my life, my travels and my work.....

Fishing Fleet, Lamai Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand by Keith Miller
Brush and sepia ink, 12in. by 4in.

Fishing Fleet, Lamai Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand by Keith Miller
Brush and sepia ink, 12in. by 4in.

"Marine Bungalow", Koh Samui, Thailand, by Keith Miller
Watercolor, 12in. by 4in.

"Marine Bungalow", Koh Samui, Thailand, by Keith Miller
Watercolor, 12in. by 4in.

Above; Lamai Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand by Keith Miller
Graphite, 12in. by 4in.

Below: Lamai Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand
Oil on metal plate, 11in. by 7.5in.

I used the pencil drawing above as well as photos to do the small oil painting on “lamina” of the same beach. When I first visited Koh Samui in 1987 a lot of the coast was undeveloped. Fishing, boatbuilding and coconut harvesting were important to the economy. Where accomodations existed they were just rustic thatched huts on the beaches. Today the Island has an airport, luxury hotels and so on; “the jewel in the crown” of upscale resort islands in Thailand.

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” ~Thomas Merton

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Fishing Fleet, Lamai Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand by Keith Miller
Watercolor, 12in. by 4in.

These fishing boats work late at night, not far off-shore. Their bright lights punctuate the horizon around the Island, a  constant  part of the nocturnal scene and as silent as the stars.

Fishing Fleet, Lamai Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand by Keith Miller
Watercolor, 12in. by 4in.

These fishing boats work late at night, not far off-shore. Their bright lights punctuate the horizon around the Island, a constant part of the nocturnal scene and as silent as the stars.

Above; Love Lane, Penang, Malaysia by Keith Miller
Graphite, 9.5in. by 4in.

Below; In a Wat Compound, Suratani, Thailand
Graphite, 7in. by 4in.     

"Amateurs look for inspiration; the rest of us just get up and go to work." ~Chuck Close

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Cornor of Lebih Leith and Leboh Muntai, Penang, Malaysia
Graphite, 12in. by 4in.

I haven’t been back to Penang in almost 30 years, but I’m told by my sketching/artist contacts there that these buildings remain much the same as they appear in the above drawing.

Cornor of Lebih Leith and Leboh Muntai, Penang, Malaysia
Graphite, 12in. by 4in.

I haven’t been back to Penang in almost 30 years, but I’m told by my sketching/artist contacts there that these buildings remain much the same as they appear in the above drawing.

Back cover of a small sketchbook, 6in. by 4in., (15cm. by10cm.) which I used on my first trip to S.E. Asia from December 1986 to Feb. 1987; Hong Kong, Malaysia and Thailand.

Below; Cafe on Leboh Leith, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Graphite, 12in. by 6in.

"There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign."

Robert Louis Stevenson