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covid19 Thai art project

I'm Roberto, an illustrator, from Brazil, living in Brisbane and selling some special art pieces for a cause close to my heart.

 

Thailand is a second home for my partner Vickie and I, having lived there to train and compete in our sport, Muay Thai. We fell in love with the people, the food, the way of life, and made some wonderful friends too.

It broke our hearts when we read that the suicide rate has skyrocketed in the past weeks, and that people are literally starving, with practically zero help from the government.

So we quickly rallied together with 3 of our good friends in Thailand (Mary, Frances and Sandy), and using my art skills, and their networks, we're now able to give directly to people who need help now. (You can read about each of us at the bottom of this page).

"I've created affordable artwork inspired by the beautiful people of Thailand, to contribute to those most vulnerable in these difficult times."

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I hope you enjoy choosing and receiving these limited edition prints, and helping so many people.

Fruit Queen

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AU$9.00
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Living and training Muay Thai in the hot and hectic Bangkok suburbia is hard going, but the people, and the food make it all bearable.

The lady who I'd buy freshly cut fruit from every day, had the most beautiful smile. Not only were her teeth perfect in colour and shape, but that smile just radiated something so pure and genuine. My girlfriend and I told her she was beautiful, using the Google translator app and with our terrible Thai pronunciation.

The next day, she'd put some makeup on, and looked a little more confident in herself. Sometimes words can make a difference, and while she definitely didn't need makeup, maybe her long days of selling fruit in her street-side van meant she didn't get many compliments or feel like she could wear makeup and feel pretty. She may be about 50 years old, but her beauty is ageless.

I can't wait to go back and buy more fruit (the most delicious fruit ever!) and enjoy her lovely and genuine smile again.


Available as digital file or print.
Printed on high quality paper.
Price includes postage (may be slower than normal)

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We donate 100% of profits to people in need...and you can see their stories as we begin to raise and distribute funds....

Who We Are
Frances Watthanya

Gym Owner, Issan, Thailand

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Mary Stevens

Teacher, Phuket, Thailand

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Sandy Remiens

Rehab Master Trainer/Wellness Coach, Bangkok, Thailand

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Roberto Fogassi

Illustrations, Brisbane, Australia

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Vickie Saunders

Business Owner, Brisbane, Australia

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Some articles about the situation in Thailand

Suicide Rate Spikes

As a coronavirus lockdown devastates Thailand's economy, more people are taking their own lives.

Little to No Support

Millions of Thais left out of government's Covid-19 cash relief scheme.

Inequality Worsened

Many Thais were already economically marginalised before the outbreak. Without urgent action, they will fall deeper into poverty.