Following on from the aftermath of the powerful earthquake in Nepal, I wanted to find some way that I could help this horrible situation, I couldn’t bear to think about the devastation that this earthquake had left behind and I just wanted to do something, anything!
It was not long ago since I had visited this great country – I got to know and love the people – I wept for their poverty and I rejoiced in their good nature, their sensitivity, their gentile ways and sense of hope.
I decided that I would create a painting of Nyatapola Temple, one of the few buildings that remained intact, I would raffle it and this would help to fundraise for this worthy cause.
In light of the recent devastation in Nepal, that has claimed the lives of over 6,000 of its people, I am asking that you give whatever you can afford. Your name will go into a raffle which will take place on Sunday 10th May and you could own this painting. I will donate 100% of the proceeds to the Nepal emergency fund.
We continue our journey through Nepal and find our way around Chitwan – Day Two
We walk to the Rapti river and watch the elephants bathe. I certainly had fun watching the elephants use their trunks to spray water on their riders and being tossed from the elephants back and hurled into the river, splashing in utter delight.
Bhaktapur, founded in 12th century, is the ‘city of devotees’ and looks just like a medieval city built of brick and ornate wood carvings. It is one of the three royal cities in the Kathmandu valley and is considered a cultural gem.
A trip to Nepal in November 2014 proved to be very special and inspirational. In order to preserve these great memories, I would like to share some of these moments with you. I also intend using my photos as inspiration to create new paintings and I hope that you will join me on this journey. Continue reading “Art + Travel Adventure to Nepal – Setting out!”
No matter how tired, or how long the journey was, I could not permit myself to sleep on the coach. I would prop myself by the window, camera at the ready and all because – the Nepalese countryside had a hypnotic effect on me – I feared I might miss something!