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Lake Elsinore, Ca.
Tony (Bhumi or Khun Poom) Jensen was the son of an American Businessman and the Thai Crown Princess Ubol Ratana Rajakanya.Khun ( Mister) Tony was autistic like my son. He was a very likable young man and charismatic. Khun Poom died in the Tsunami in 2004. His Mother’s disclosure of Khun Tony’s disability led to a vast improvement in the care of Autistic children in Thailand.His death had a profound effect on me as like my son he was half-American, and Autistic.Princess Ubol Ratana established the Khun Poom Foundation in his memory, to aid children with autism and other learning disabilities.I lost one Child to a tragic death before his time and I knew and shared the pain of Khun Poom’s death.
About me:Where you grew up?:About me, I was raised in Indiana, the son of a Circus Clown. Clowns are not really funny people.Where you trained? :I really am self trained. I attended several Art Schools but didn’t fit the mode. How and why you became an artist?:Why did I become an artist? I was born one and will die one. I have to create or why am I here?Did you or do you currently have another career?I have many careers in my life but was always an artist. I’ve tried every thing but suicide. I was a Folk Singer, Musician, an Engineer, a Bouncer, a Boxer, and am now trying to be a good Father.Why you use the medium that you use? What different techniques you like to use and why?:I use many mediums and styles as they fit the mood of the piece. I use colors, mediums, and styles to convey feeling and intensity to a piece.How you saw your art internally before creating it?:I have many pictures inside my head. They don’t always come out in the way I planned them. When I was younger I did many preliminary studies before starting a piece, now I work them out in my head.How you or others respond to it?My intent in every painting is to revolve a response, negative or positive .Is there a social, political, or personal statement you are trying to make?:If I feel strongly about something I paint it. At my age and physical condition I am painting for the future, not acceptance. I need only to take care of my son and paint what I need to paint. Money isn’t so important any more.Mention something quirky about yourself.I believe I must leave Earth a better place than I found. Hows that for Quirky?