Sonam Yeshi

Project Description

Sonam Yeshi is the oldest of four children from a Tibetan/European family that settled in India in the late ‘70s. Born in the UK, she was raised and educated in the Tibetan exile community in Dharamsala, India. She grew up surrounded by animals, artists and craftsmen, many of whom lived in the Yeshi family home.

In 2001, Sonam made her first trip to Tibet. She has returned almost every year since. The people, as well as the architecture, the landscape and, of course, the animals she encountered there have become major subjects for her paintings and drawings.

Sonam began with inks and watercolors and pastels, and then moved on to oil and acrylic on wood or canvas. Around ten years ago she began working with a Tibetan method of relief painting, on which much of her work is now based.

Sonam graduated in 2006 from Parsons School of Design in New York with a major in Fashion Design.

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