We have collaborated with two artists and commissioned both original paintings to sell on behalf of the artists and artwork designs for printing on our own brand of T-shirts.
The artist’s work in basic conditons where they can create amazing works of art. There are no easels, lights and comfy chairs, just artists sitting on the floor using canvases stretched on makeshift frames. The two Tibetan artists that we are promoting are Rigzin Namgyal and Chimetashi.
Rigzin Namgyal has had a love of art since a child. In April 1995 he became a student Thangka artist under his teacher Gyen Ngawangla. Every afternoon he would paint under his supervision at Mindroling Monastery.
He has continued his career in painting and is now a master Thangka painter. He runs his own studio workshop working with four junior artists and currently has five students. Rigzin has an excellent reputation for the quality of his artwork and has had commissions for Thangka’s worldwide, including the USA, Mexico, UK and Taiwan.
Chimetashi is a young Tibetan artist living in India. In 1983 he was born into a Buddhist family of refugees, who were based in a Tibetan settlement in Southern India. He is one of five children and has two brothers and two sisters. Chimetashi discovered his love of art whilst attending the Tibetan SOS School. His teacher encouraged him to continue his painting in a school in Mussoorie. Chimetashi is now living and working in his home village.