Born in Thailand,
Kanita grew up surrounded by the vibrant colours of the gorgeous
Thai silks which were produced in her parents' Thai silk factory
in Bangkok. Kanita's mother was a very successful colourist and
this early influence of colour and fabric has had a hugely important
effect on Kanita's work.
Coming to Scotland
initially to study English, Kanita found her way to Gray's School
of Art in Aberdeen where she studied textile design.
of her career are
- Head Designer for Design Thai, part of the
Rockefeller Group (Bangkok and U.S.A.)
- Fabric Designer for The Old Bleach Linen
- Woven Fabric Designer for Higham Ltd., Lancashire
- Interior Designer, based in Fortrose, Ross-shire
Now living in
Aberdeen, Kanita's love of colour and her knowledge of fabric
design can be seen in the pleasing compositions and subtle, often
imaginative colourings of her painting, to which she has now
turned full time. Kanita's paintings also demonstrate a diversity
in styles which she attributes to the two major influences in
her life - that of her Eastern heritage, which blends easily
with her adopted Scottishness.
Kanita may be contacted on 01224 316230