LauraSantiSacredArt

Laura Santi Sacred Art, Buddhist & Hindu Deity Thangkas

Portland, Oregon · 341 Sales

LauraSantiSacredArt

Laura Santi Sacred Art, Buddhist & Hindu Deity Thangkas

Portland, Oregon 341 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Mineral paints like lapis lazuli, azurite, and ochre mixed with gouache, and 22K gold are the paints I use to create these paintings of Tibetan and Hindu deities. The images are based on centuries old traditional iconography, brought to life with a contemporary hand, each one with a story to tell, a life lesson to be learned.

The artist, Laura Santi, also likes to write - whimsical cheerful stories, always with tongue in cheek bits of wisdom from the classics peppering the pages. Currently in the works - a downloadable calendar of drawings of seasonal leaves, and a coloring book of Tibetan thankga and Hindu deity art that has limericks, stories, haikus and other ephemera to entertain as you color. Check out my small book in my shop for a longer story - "5 Secrets of the River Qi".

When Laura isn't painting she can be found meditating, walking along a river out in the wilds of Oregon or raking the paths around her ashram, cooking breakfast for 35 there, or looking online at some fun art form like Japanese paper mache toys. Painting focuses the heart and mind on stillness - its a really good feeling, experiencing that while making something of beauty. I hope you enjoy these works.

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Last updated on May 6, 2018

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Mineral paints like lapis lazuli, azurite, and ochre mixed with gouache, and 22K gold are the paints I use to create these paintings of Tibetan and Hindu deities. The images are based on centuries old traditional iconography, brought to life with a contemporary hand, each one with a story to tell, a life lesson to be learned.

The artist, Laura Santi, also likes to write - whimsical cheerful stories, always with tongue in cheek bits of wisdom from the classics peppering the pages. Currently in the works - a downloadable calendar of drawings of seasonal leaves, and a coloring book of Tibetan thankga and Hindu deity art that has limericks, stories, haikus and other ephemera to entertain as you color. Check out my small book in my shop for a longer story - "5 Secrets of the River Qi".

When Laura isn't painting she can be found meditating, walking along a river out in the wilds of Oregon or raking the paths around her ashram, cooking breakfast for 35 there, or looking online at some fun art form like Japanese paper mache toys. Painting focuses the heart and mind on stillness - its a really good feeling, experiencing that while making something of beauty. I hope you enjoy these works.

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Laura Santi

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Prajnaparamita, Para’s cousin (they are the same deity - just from different culture) a commission from an Etsy shopper!
It’s the 50th anniversary for US Games Systems, the publisher of my inspirational deck of 50 cards of my art- seems like good timing
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About

Falling in love with Buddhist Thangka and Hindu Deity Painting

I think these two art forms are sublime! I began painting about 20 years ago after admiring antique thankgas for years. A "thangka" is a painting created on flexible fabric, made to be rolled up - a handy quality for a nomadic culture. I study meditation and yoga and that has been the source of it all.... The Movement Center, where I live, is dedicated to helping people grow as individuals into their highest selves. The halls are lined with beautiful museum quality Asian art. You can feel the energy scintillate in them.... years of use in monasteries, and painted in an ancient time before electricity and the intensity of technology and rapid change created a whirlwind in our minds...

I hope my giclee prints have a tiny bit of that stillness and peace in them.... Welcome to my shop.

Laura

Shop members

  • Laura Santi

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    I love to paint Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist deities. I share these ancient art forms through the giclee prints I sell.

  • Brian

    Giclee Print Specialist, Designer

    Brian from Pearl Printing in Portland Oregon prints my Giclee prints - he's dedicated to creating the highest quality archival prints available. People always mistake my print for originals - he's that good!

Production partners

  • Brian Carter

    Portland, OR

    Brian is a very busy guy - at any one time he is working with more than 40 artists - like me - scanning their work and printing giclee prints from them. He is very good at what he does and strives to give you the best quality archival print available.

Local

Find LauraSantiSacredArt at the following upcoming markets!

  • Laura Santi Sacred Art mounted deity prints, at New Renaissance Bookstore
    New Renaissance Bookstore
    1338 NW 23rd Ave
    PORTLAND, OR

    May 10–Jan 1, 2019

    New Renaissance sells large sized prints of my giclee deities mounted on artists wooden painting panels, ready to hang. They also carry mini versions of my thangka art, mounted like traditional thangkas with flexible brocade-like fabrics and a hanging cord - perfect little gifts!

  • Oracle deck of deity art launch party at New Renaissance Bookstore!
    New Renaissance Bookstore
    1338 NW 23rd Ave
    PORTLAND, OR

    Sep 15

    My oracle deck of 50 cards, featuring stories about the deities of Hindu and Buddhist art, will go on pre-sale sometime in the month of July, available in August, but on September 15 I'll present the deck and show how to use it. Copies will be on sale at the event as well.

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More information

Last updated on May 11, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

I don't paint in standard frame sizes, so the print sizes are also not in standard sizes, but approximately the measurements that each listing is for. This is true for all except the $17 cropped versions of my art that are listed at 5" x 7", and a few of the prints that are available only in one small size, because their originals were very small paintings.

Wholesale availability

Please contact the shop for a quote

I only accept returns on prints that are defective or damaged in transit

I only accept returns on prints that are defective or damaged in transit.