Tibetan Buddhism is well known for its colorful images of Buddhist deities, often appearing in the form of thangkas. A couple weeks ago, I chanced upon a website of Lasha, an artist that creates western interpretations of these sacred Buddhist images, and makes them available in print.
Original Artwork and Prints
Here is a modern interpretation of the goddess White Tara (22 x 30 in water color):
Shakyamuni Buddha (10 x 10 in water color):
She has a couple original art pieces still available, otherwise reproductions are available in prints. We also ordered a print, and it came out really well. Here is a White Tara print we ordered (Tara with Rescue Animals):
Lasha is also willing to do original art works, if there are any requests. We are having one made for a lama, and she has been really easy to communicate with during the process. We give her suggestions and what we would like to have, and she has also been really helpful in giving her own artistic suggestions on ways to make the peice better.
We’ve had constant contact with her for the past week and a half, and we’re really pleased to see how the work has begun from rough sketches, to inking, and moving towards its final completion. If you’re looking for a talented artist that can put together something you’ve envisioned, we would definitely recommend Lasha.