Benjaporn "Apple Cox" Ngarmkrerkchote is a deliciously fun artist whose whimsical world of elephants, sunset waltzes, strawberry trees, fairies and snowmen has delighted audiences around the world. There is a disarming joy and optimism within her watercolor paintings, but it would be a mistake to class this as naivety. She has an elegant feel for line and form, creating a stage for her characters with ease and flair in a style that is instantly recognizable. She allows her mind to daydream in search of inspiration, "[I] try not to think or expect perfection when I paint," she explains. Her approach with watercolors is bright and lively, with loose areas of color beneath strong black outlines. A stark white background makes the vivid hues pop while shifting our eyes around the picture.
Apple Cox’s work has already gained much recognition since her artwork can be found in many national retailers applied to a range of consumer items, from kitchenware and gifts, to websites and educational materials. Born in Thailand, Apple Cox currently lives in Washington State.