Happy Cambodia Gallery
About this Organization
Happy Cambodia Gallery was opened in 1997 as Siem Reap's branch of Happy Painting Gallery in Phnom Penh. The concept of the Gallery is to offer the unique artworks and merchandising of Stephane Delapree (Stef). Born in France and raised in Canada, Stef started his artistic career in comic strip drawing and publishing. In 1992, while visiting a Crayola kids paintings exhibition in New York, his fascination with the artworks done by very young children inspired him to start the concept of Happy Painting. He soon developed his very personal style, in Costa Rica, using free figuration and bold colors to depict a world as seen through a child’s eyes. Stef's paintings are very positive in spirit and he is a truly independent artist who does not rely on any government to continue his creation. In 1995, the King of Cambodia thanked Stef for his contribution to Contemporary Cambodian Art and in 2008; Happy painting Gallery received "Gold Status" by the Ministry of Tourism. If you're visiting Siem Reap, Happy Cambodia Gallery is place you must see!
Who They Support
Happy Cambodia Gallery is proud member of the Goodwill Globetrotting Network and is an official supporter of the K.I.D.S. Creativity Class for Underpriveleged children in Siem Reap