Canvas: Nepali handmade canvas
Pigments: Handmade natural pigments
“During my residency in Nepal studying Pahuba painting, I had the opportunity of experiencing Divine Compassion, the capacity of loving without the need to receive anything in exchange. We are graced everyday with the Beauties of the world around us and some are also blessed with perceiving this Beauty.
My experience of Nepali culture, where everything achieved in life is ruled by the Divine, tremendously expanded my understanding of the world and awakened me fully to the present. The creative process of Pahuba painting is rooted, beginning, middle and end, in the Divine. A painting is considered to be the gestation of a human being and the artist is responsible for bringing this life on to the paper. Discovering the nature of each pigment’s behaviour under the brush made me think about my personal reactions to life’s everyday situations.”, Déa Lopes.