LauraSantiSacredArt

Laura Santi Sacred Art, Buddhist & Hindu Deity Thangkas

Oregon, United States

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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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Last updated on 21 May, 2020

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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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A closeup of some detail in my latest version of the goddess #LalitaTripuraSundari #Alchi temples are my inspiration #laurasantisacredart
I’ve decided on the shape of her face and eyes. Now if I can figure out the green shades I’ll be all set!
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About LauraSantiSacredArt

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Falling in love with Buddhist Thangka and Hindu Deity Painting

I began painting 21 years ago after admiring the antique thankgas and Indian miniatures that devotees of my spiritual teacher owned. They were completely unlike any art I’d ever seen, coming from a childhood growing up in the Midwest, and the colors, stylized figures and creatures, and compositions were beautiful to me.

"Thangkas" are Buddhist deity paintings created on fabric so that they can be rolled up - a handy quality in art for a nomadic culture. Indian miniatures are small exquisitely detailed paintings of scenes of court life and deity art.
I began studying meditation and yoga and that brought me closer to the art. After having a lot of fun decorating a party with a bunch of artist friends and painting big “thangkas” on old bedsheets, hanging them in trees and everywhere else, I realized I could paint like these paintings I loved so much. I got a commission from that party art, and then just kept going from there.

You can feel the energy scintillate in old thangkas —- years of use in monasteries, painted in an ancient time before electricity and the intensity of technology and rapid change created a whirlwind in our minds.... They really inspire me.

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

Laura

PS: I Don't paint in standard sizes. Consequently all the sizes you can pick from on my shop listings are APPROXIMATE - so its best to wait to buy frames until you have the art in hand.

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!

Production partners

  • 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 11 May, 2018
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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.

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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.