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DIRECTOR'S NOTE

I was brought up in the New Menri style of Tibetan painting. My own father was a master artist in that tradition, so in a way I was very privileged to circumstances. As I grew up in that tradition and exposed to other schools of tradition I was highly inspired and moved by Situ Penchan,s unique style he developed during his life time. It was one of the major movement in Tibetan art in eastern Tibet. So I adopted my own earlier style of New Menri in cooperated with Situ Penchan,s Karma Gadri style. I moved to the west in 1972 and tried to continue thangka painting there. But after few years I realised that the only way you could create a good thangka is to spend considerable time and care. It became clear to me I could not sustain my self painting thangkas with western cost of living. So i decided to return to India where the cost of living is much less .After few years I established a small school in Northern India with much hope that there would be people who are inspired to learn this wonderful art of thangka painting, but enrolments are there but continuations are far less then I hoped because of the many years of training and no guarantee of job placements. It is not all in vain I have about half dozen students who have continued and Thangkas they paint are far refiner then what you see in the market. What installed in the future is hard to tell but I will continue to paint and train people who are interested in it. One of my friend told me if I get one student that is good my work is success so in that aspect my work is more then success I don't particularly have a big vision but one and only unbreakable vision is I will continue to paint and talk to people who are interested in it till the last day.

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