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David has been a scholar, author and professor of Asian religions since the early 1980s, at which time he and Kayla began traveling and collecting arts and handicrafts in the Himalayas, India and Southeast Asia.

During this period Kayla painted and showed her personal work in galleries in the San Francisco area, which was their home base. In the late 1990s Kayla began painting Tibetan thankas (also spelled thangkas) on commission from discerning clients. All the images in her thankas were created using traditional iconic grid lines, colors and so forth. It is also traditional with Tibetan thankas that the background images may express the patron's or the artist's unique interests and vision, and she has followed that tradition with her paintings. Original thankas are produced on archival quality D'Arches watercolor paper using the highest quality light-fast watercolors. The limited edition…

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About

David has been a scholar, author and professor of Asian religions since the early 1980s, at which time he and Kayla began traveling and collecting arts and handicrafts in the Himalayas, India and Southeast Asia.

During this period Kayla painted and showed her personal work in galleries in the San Francisco area, which was their home base. In the late 1990s Kayla began painting Tibetan thankas (also spelled thangkas) on commission from discerning clients. All the images in her thankas were created using traditional iconic grid lines, colors and so forth. It is also traditional with Tibetan thankas that the background images may express the patron's or the artist's unique interests and vision, and she has followed that tradition with her paintings. Original thankas are produced on archival quality D'Arches watercolor paper using the highest quality light-fast watercolors. The limited edition fine art giclee prints for sale here at ETSY adhere to the same strict archival standards.

Kayla was authorized to paint thankas by her lamas: Tara Tulku Rinpoche (retired abbot of Gyuto Monastery) and Kyabje Denma Locho Rinpoche (retired abbot of Namgyal Monastery). Because thankas are used as meditation tools in Tibetan Buddhism, she engaged in the appropriate preparatory meditation practices before each painting session. All the original thankas in this collection were commissioned by Tibetan Buddhist meditators and scholars who were seeking high quality images created with a sacred attitude.

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