Hello, my name is Anne Thouthip. I am the artist who painted these beautiful creations. I am originally from Bangkok, Thailand, but now residing in a prominent art town of Loveland, Colorado. I have been a professional artist for over 30 years. It all started when I was a child living in Thailand. My father was an avid art collector and my mother was a born crafter. She could make works of art out of recycling materials long before recycled art was a big hit. Often, my father brought home paintings he bought from local artists. Many times, he invited these artists to dinner and I became fascinated with their personalities and creations. Even though my siblings also had some kind of artistic talent, I was the only one to pursue an art career. I studied many years in art schools, starting with the Academy of Art in San Francisco, then the Art Institute of Denver, Colorado and finally the Front Range Community College in Fort Collins, Colorado. I also attended many workshop with several artists, like Jordan Wolfson and Lani Vlaanderen, to name a few. I worked as an illustrator and graphic designer for many years. I also participated in several public art programs and many commissioned works. All these things I did over the years was fun and rewarding, but my true passion has always been painting. For the past 20 years, it is the first thing I did every morning. I usually get up around 3 or 4 am, turn on some background music, and start painting. I painted everything around me, from the beautiful places I visited around the world to the vegetables and flowers in my garden. Everything made it onto my canvas including the animals, the food that I ate, or even unwanted objects people threw away. I wanted to share my paintings with everyone because I believe that art can illuminate our lives and enrich our world. Just like the paintings my father brought home or my mother’s artistic creations. It motivated me to paint more each day. I hope you enjoy these paintings as much as I did creating them.