Sa-ard Nilkong, the owner of the Pittalew Art Resort & Gallery, hosts at least once a month an art exhibition/party at his home in Mae Hee.
The Pittalew parties have become known for their evenings of live music, fire-shows, interesting food stalls, relaxed laid back picnic atmosphere (everyone puts blankets & mats on the ground) and of course, the wonderful exhibition of paintings on display in his natural, open air art gallery.
Born in the Nan province of northern Thailand, Sa-ard spent his childhood in a remote valley nestled on the Nan river. A place not unlike Pai surrounded by mountains & covered with forests. It was from here that he left home to explore his artistic & creative talents amongst some of Chiang Mai’s renowned artists who encouraged him to expand on his abilities.
Drawing most of his inspiration from nature and his natural surrounds, Sa-ard works hard to seek balance with the natural environment around him which is reflected in the vivid colors of his work.