By Mr. Chanthorn Ngen
Art comes in many forms like architecture, sculpture, painting, music, dance, literature, and cinema. These different art forms may be appreciated depending on its aesthetics, content, and presentation.
A painting is one common form of art that can depict the society; its education, culture and identity. Through art, a country may be promoted and appreciated for its beauty and heritage.
As a Cambodian and an artist at the Sokchanthorn Ngen Visual Art Center of the Mengly J. Quach Education, I had the pleasure to contribute and preserve the heritage of our Cambodian paintings. I strived to promote our paintings to be known internationally.
Painting requires passion, talent, knowledge, perseverance, determination and skills to make something beautiful.