LauraSantiSacredArt

Laura Santi Sacred Art, Buddhist & Hindu Deity Thangkas

Portland, Oregon On Etsy since 2012

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LauraSantiSacredArt

Laura Santi Sacred Art, Buddhist & Hindu Deity Thangkas

Portland, Oregon | 929 Sales

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Each of these paintings uses gems and precious stones like lapis lazuli, azurite, and ochre ground into paint mixed with gouache, and 22K gold. They are paintings of Tibetan and Hindu deities, 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.

Laura also likes to write - whimsical cheerful stories, always with tongue in cheek bits of wisdom from the classics peppering the pages. Check out her small book in the Etsy shop - "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 gardening. 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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Each of these paintings uses gems and precious stones like lapis lazuli, azurite, and ochre ground into paint mixed with gouache, and 22K gold. They are paintings of Tibetan and Hindu deities, 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.

Laura also likes to write - whimsical cheerful stories, always with tongue in cheek bits of wisdom from the classics peppering the pages. Check out her small book in the Etsy shop - "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 gardening. 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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About LauraSantiSacredArt

Sales 929
On Etsy since 2012

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 - Buddhist paintings created on fabric, made to be rolled up - a handy quality in art for a nomadic culture. I study meditation and yoga at The Movement Center, and that has been the source of it all.... It is a place dedicated to helping people grow as individuals into their highest selves, through teaching meditation, yoga, Asian philosophy, and Buddhist healing practices. The rooms 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...the intensity of a one-pointed mind creating ethereal, refined works of art that imbue the qualities of the practices they illustrate.

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

Laura

PS: its tricky making Etsy's web platform work for every user - to that end, to buy prints if you are out of USA/Canada, you can find a few of my pieces on Lion's Roar website: https://store.lionsroar.com/collections/all?page=15

Shop members

  • Laura Santi

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    I love to paint Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist deities, and lately have gotten into pen and ink illustration inspired by them. I share these ancient art forms through the giclee prints I sell and my coloring book, "O Deity Divine!"

  • 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!

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  • Brian Carter

    Portland, OR

    Brian is a very busy guy - at any one time he is working with more than 50 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.

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Last updated on May 11, 2018
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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.

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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.