From Thailand with talent

October 5, 2010 § Leave a comment

Veerakeat Tongpaiboon and his paintings at the Fillmore Jazz Festival.

Veerakeat Tongpaiboon and one of his San Francisco cityscapes.

SAN FRANCISCO ARTIST Veerakeat Tongpaiboon has a new exhibition of his dynamic cityscape paintings this month at the Thomas Reynolds Gallery, his longtime artistic home at Pine and Fillmore.

It’s the 16th year he has shown at the gallery. But this time he won’t be shuttling between his art and his day job at his family’s restaurant. Neecha, the admired and affordable Thai spot at the corner of Steiner and Sutter, closed at the beginning of August.

“I’m a full-time painter now,” he says. “It’s about time.”

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