The Pongpipat Art Gallery in Patong Beach is located at the south end of the beach close to what the locals and visitors usually refer to as ‘second road’. This is a large art gallery (for Phuket) with many different paintings done by the owner, Khun Pongpitat, and his entourage of artists and sales staff. Artists here have a flair for painting modern scenes that are interesting and catch the eye. Many styles are represented.
You can visit Pongpipat Art Gallery during normal business hours daily. It’s a casual sort of gallery, so no nice shoes required and flip-flop sandals are the norm.;-) Almost every square meter of vertical space is covered in the gallery – there are hundreds of paintings to choose from. This is one gallery that is a must-see if you are looking for something to hang on the wall of your home or business.
In particular, owners and staff of large hotels and other large companies will enjoy browsing the unique art pieces here because the focus is on large paintings for the lobby of large buildings. There are many paintings around 1 sq m, and even larger – up to 2 sq m. If you require a custom painting even larger, you can speak with the owner, to see what you can arrange.
There are a couple of artists who paint in different styles ranging from realistic to pure fantasy, so you can point out what you like and they’ll choose the artist who can complete the work at the highest level. Commissioning art is common, and the piece could be ready before you leave, or you could arrange to have it mailed to you through priority mail to meet you when you arrive in your home country. If you get a chance while you’re there, ask to see the photos of the large paintings they’ve done of families together – from a photograph. The realism is incredible – very accurate.
Though there is no TripAdvisor or Google business listing for the gallery, they do have a popular Facebook page with over 2,000 likes. There are dozens of images of the owner posing with customers after purchases at the gallery, so it looks to be a very popular place with a good reputation.
Pongpipat Art Gallery can be found on Prachanukhoa Road at the far southern end of Ratuthit Songroipi Road in Patong Beach on the southwest side of Phuket Island.