The man behind the paintbrush
Tuesday, 25 June 2013
Let us introduce you to Maung Thiha, the man behind the creation of our beautiful watercolours...
Throughout Myanmar, especially around the temples and
monasteries of Bagan, local artists show their paintings - gentle
watercolours depicting the beauty and majesty that surrounds them:
the pagodas, the statues and the shrines, the skies, the landscapes
and the people.
We felt this would be the perfect introduction to a country our
guests had heard so much about … and yet still knew so little. We
searched high and low for the perfect artist. And then we met Maung
Thiha, a renowned watercolourist who has been capturing the magic
of his city, Bagan, from his quiet roadside gallery for over 43
Maung Thiha does not speak English and our marketing director
does not speak Burmese, but through the patience and imagination of
our guide Zaw Lynn, along with a number of digital renderings of
the ship, discussions about aspect ratios and river views, we are
proud to present the illustrations across our website and our first
brochure. This is a true artist's impression of a new ship in an
age-old landscape highlighting its serenity and beauty.