Nepal Fundraiser Raffle – Winner Announced

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.

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Nepal Fundraiser Painting Raffle

Painting Raffle for Nepal

Last chance to enter!

Nyatapola Temple, Bhaktapur, Nepal 10 x 20″ Mixed Media

Donate via PayPal address: donnamcgeeart@yahoo.ie and 100% of the proceeds will go to :GOAL logo

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Nepal Emergency Appeal

Fundraising  Nepal Emergency Appeal

GOAL logo - Nepal emergency Appeal

Painting Raffle

Nyatapola Temple, Bhaktapur, Nepal 10 x 20″ Mixed Media - Nepal emergency Appeal
Nyatapola Temple, Bhaktapur, Nepal 10 x 20″ Mixed Media

This is a painting of the Nyatapola Temple erected in 1701. It is a 5-story pagoda in Bhaktapur, Nepal.

In honour of Siddha Laxmi, the Hindu goddess of prosperity, an iconic building that has survived the recent earthquake.

This can be  interpreted as  a sign of strength and hope for the Nepalese people.

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Nepal Emergency Fund

Raffle for Nepal Emergency Fund

Nyatapola Temple, Bhaktapur, Nepal 10 x 20″ Mixed Media
Nyatapola Temple, Bhaktapur, Nepal 10 x 20″ Mixed Media

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.

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Painting the Himalayan Range. Nepal

Painting the Himalayan Range Sarangkot, Nepal

Himalayan Range -Sarangkot 30 x 10" Mixed Media on Nepalese Hand Made Paper
Himalayan Range -Sarangkot 30 x 10″ Mixed Media on Nepalese Hand Made Paper

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Art + Travel Adventure to Nepal – Chitwan and the Rhino encounter

Chitwan and the Rhino Encounter

 

Continuing our travel adventures in Nepal, we took a boat ride along the Rapti River, followed by a jeep safari.

Anthills in the jungle
Anthills in the jungle

Driving along, we spot lots of deer (the Bambi type) so sweet!

Monkeys jumped through the trees and I imagined I could hear David Attenborough whispering tales of this meandering secretive and somewhat threatening jungle. Continue reading “Art + Travel Adventure to Nepal – Chitwan and the Rhino encounter”

Art + Travel Adventure to Nepal – Kathmandu

Art + Travel Adventure to Kathmandu

Boudhnath Stupa, Nepal - Pilgrims circulate clockwise, spinning prayer wheels
Boudhnath Stupa, Nepal – Pilgrims circulate clockwise, spinning prayer wheels

Discovering Kathmandu

Discovering the allure of the Kathmandu valley with its ancient  history is all-embracing.  It is small and compact covering an area of 220 square miles.   There are seven World Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO which is a number unrivalled anywhere else in the world. Continue reading “Art + Travel Adventure to Nepal – Kathmandu”

Art + Travel Adventure to Nepal – Bhaktapur

Art + Travel in Bhaktapur

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.

Bhaktapur streets
Bhaktapur streets

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Art + Travel Adventure to Nepal – Setting out!

Boudhnath Stupa, Nepal
Boudhnath Stupa, Nepal

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!”

Art + Travel Adventure to Nepal – Coach travel

More impressions of Nepal :  Coach travel

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!

Coach Travel Adventure – Nepal

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