Credit: Colin Boyd Shafer
"Approaching art as therapy, I am particularly fond of painting abstract and creating forms and images in an attempt to express my understanding of love and life."
Jum Jirapan is a Thai-American artist, making Charlottesville her home since 2016. Born, raised, and educated in Thailand with M.A. in TESOL from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Love and life fascinate her; she always strives to understand and find a way to live fully. Thus, they brought her to painting after conforming to the social norms failed her miserably. She paints her way out of misery and now devotes herself to empower others through art and education.