Art as Path

A Buddhist-Influenced Art Gallery

This gallery is being created with the aspiration to showcase art which expresses Dharma and in this way brings people closer to the truth. 

“Without art there is no imagination. And if there’s no imagination, where’s life? Without art there is real poverty. Without art you are really powerless.”

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Photo Credit: Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche


Karma Phuntsok

Futuristic expressions of a time-honored craft

Karma Phuntsok sitting in front of his painting

We are exited to share with you our second Dharma art exhibition, featuring works by a Tibetan painter Karma Phuntsok.

The art of Karma Phuntsok is a unique and dynamic expression of contemporary Buddhist Art. Though formally trained as a traditional Thangka painter, Karma applies different techniques and materials in his work, often creating futuristic expressions of the time-honored craft.

I was born in 1952 in Lhasa, Tibet.  My family and I, fled Tibet after the uprising against the Chinese in 1959, escaping into India as refugees.  I studied drawing and painting through my school years in India. In 1973 I studied Thanka Painting with a master of traditional Tibetan Thanka painting in Nepal.  Since then I have been making paintings based on Tibetan Buddhist deities.

In 1981 I migrated to Australia and now live in the “Bush” north of Kyogle with my wife.

My paintings are collected world-wide, and published in various books and magazines.  My recent paintings are mostly experiments, interweaving traditional techniques and symbols, with modern inspirations.

To learn more about Karma’s art please visit his website or the wikipedia page about him.

Karma’s painting “Green Girl Power”


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