Newari thangka (painting)

About Me


I live in Berkeley. I grew up in Kathmandu, Nepal. When I was a child I would draw comic book character for fun.  One day when I visited a museum in Nepal I saw a traditional Nepalese Thangka painting.  I was impressed by how the detailed work of the artist brought the diety to life. This encounter with the painting inspired me to study and to learn Nepalese Thangka (Paubha) painting. When my older brother started to do Thanka painting I felt like it was challenging but rewarding work and it inspired me to take up my own brush to begin painting.

 For me Paubha painting is as sadhana, during the painting time I always feel, like I'm doing meditation. It has increased my patience too.

Today I work in water base paints such as poster color (guache) and a home made special canvas. My achievements: First Prize, 28th National Art Exhibition (1998) in Nepal, Second Prize, 26th National Art Exhibition (1996). Participated in Numerous Exhibitions around the World, London, New York and in Marin County. Some paintings are in Fukuoka Asian Art Museum’s Collection in Fukuoka, Japan. One painting is in Rubin Museum of Art, in New York, USA. Some paintings are with Robert Beer in his collection (Collector, Writer, Illustrator) in London, UK. Some paintings are with Nepali collectors in Nepal.


Nowadays I’m teaching art classes in Berkeley, CA. every Sunday 12:00 noon to 2:30 pm. If you are interested to learn, you can contact me. Thank you.