“Monk in lifetime meditation retreat” – Kathmandu, Nepal

•June 29, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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“Monk in life retreat,” oil, 9×12. Faces of Nepal series.

Featured at Ashland Art Works on Oak Street, August 7th First Friday.

Painting for August featured show at Ashland Art Works on Oak Street – Faces of Nepal

•June 13, 2015 • Leave a Comment
Offering at Boudanath stupa, 2004

Offering at Boudhanath Stupa, Nepal, 2004

Feel compelled to paint Faces of Nepal after devastating earthquake in April 2015. Visited India, Nepal and Sikkim on a Buddhist pilgrimage in 2004. While painting these portraits can’t help but wonder about those in my paintings… are they still alive? Sending wishes to Nepal… may you be safe, may you be happy. Karuna Sechen would be my recommendation for donation to earthquake in Nepal and surrounding areas if you are so inclined. More than 8500 people have lost their lives. Matthieu Ricard, Tibetan Buddhist monk from France is the organizer. This is site of “Nepali girl” photo used in painting for Faces of Nepal. http://karuna-shechen.org/

Faces of Nepal

•June 13, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Girl from Nepal

“Nepali girl,” oil, 9×12
This painting done from photo on this website.  http://karuna-shechen.org/

Faces of Nepal

•June 13, 2015 • Leave a Comment

shop keeper No 2

“Kathmandu Shopkeeper, No. 2,” oil, 9×12
The two Nepali shopkeepers were friends and their shops were near each other in crowded area around the Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo by Sandra Davis, 2004.

Faces of Nepal

•June 13, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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“Monk in Kathmandu,” oil, 9×12
Saw this monk in Bodhgaya, India, and again at his monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo by Sandra Davis, 2004.  SOLD to my brother in New Zealand… thanks Richard!

Faces of Nepal series

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Kathmandu Shopkeeper No. 1

Kathmandu Shopkeeper No. 1

“Kathmandu Shopkeeper No 1,” oil, 9×12
She asked me to pray for her to have a son. Photo by Sandra Davis, 2004.

“Red pear,” oil, 5×7

•February 21, 2015 • 1 Comment

red pear 2015