Venue of the Month: Baan Sillapin Artist Village

Originally this feature was going to be the venue of the week! Oh, well. These things happen.

Baan Sillapin Artists Village is Hua Hin’s original arts centre, opened in 1998 on a 10-rai (approx. 4 acres or 1.6 hectare) site in the hills just to the West of central Hua Hin. It is the base for the Hua Hin Artists Group, and the residence of Hua Hin’s most famous artist, Tawee Kesa-ngam and other artists who also are members of his family.

Baan Sillapin includes large galleries of arts and antiques, artist studios, a coffee and gift shop, and classrooms for their very-popular classes in painting and sculpture. The facility is a frequent host of special exhibitions and performance events. Read on… More


Hua Hin Artists’ Exhibition in Bangkok

Since 16 September, and continuing through October, nine of Hua Hin’s finest artists are showing their work in a special exhibition in the lobby of the SCB Bank headquarters in central Bangkok.

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The nine, including Hua Hin’s most prominent artist Tawee Kesa-Ngam (ทวี  เกษางาม) are all associated with the Baan Sillapin Artists’ Village on Route 3218 (the Pala-U Road) in Hin Lek Fai district in the hills above Hua Hin (watch for it on the the right 1 kilometer after you crest the hill).


Artist Profile: Tawee Kesa-Ngam

'Lotus Pond' by Tawee Kesa-Ngam, 2008 Watercolor on paper 100x200 cm

Tawee Kesa-Ngam (ทวี เกษางาม) is the founder and president of the Hua Hin Artists Group and Director of Baan Sillapin Artists Village. He is a very well-known artist in Thailand, and his large watercolor works are rarely available because of strong demand.



Name: Tawee Kesa-Ngam


Date and Place of Birth: 28 February 1965, Ubon Ratchathani

Nationality: Thai

Education: Faculty of Applied and Fine Arts, Chulalongkorn University

Studio: Baan Sillapin Hua Hin, 81 Moo 14 Hin-Lek-Fai, Hua Hin, Prachuabkhirikhan 77110

Associations: Hua Hin Artist Group

Contact: tel. 032 534 830, 089 069 0896 email.

'Distractions' by Tawee Kesa-Ngam, 2008 Watercolor and Acrylic on Paper, 115x115 cm.

'Subconscious by Tawee Kesa-Ngam, 2008 Watercolor and Acrylic on Paper 115x115 cm.