Turnaround 2

'Jewels of Imagination'

February 18th - 24th 2012

Iconographic paintings, jewellery, paintings

Sanyukta Shrestha
Ellen Jones
Wendy Le Ber 

Sanyukta Shrestha

Buddhist deity PadmaPani Lokeshvara
transparent water colour 0n paper 42cmx30cm

Padmapaani (meaning: Lotus-holding) Lokeshvara is the most popular Buddhist deity in Kathmandu compared to rest of the world. He has 108 forms most of which are still visible in the alleys of Kathmandu. They are generally the oldest stone sculptures found in temples, vihaars and dhungedhaaraas. He is also called MatsyendraNaath by the Hindus and has a direct relationship with Kathmandu's cultural and religious history.

"I am a self-taught artist and have worked mainly on paintings. I started since my school days as a contemporary painter, and since 2008 I started researching about traditional Newar art, an ancient and almost endangered form of art that has its origins in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.

I am interested in exploring Newar art from a contemporary perspective, and introducing Nepalese art to newer platforms for the visual delight of rest of the world. I am making an animated film on the mythical history of Nepal using my paintings."

Ellen Jones

Jewellery Designer/Maker

Handcrafted sterling silver jewellery with semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals. 


Personalised items

Christening and Wedding jewellery

Jewellery parties

Hen nights



Email: ellenmjones@btinternet.com 

1. Necklace, made from sterling silver and Swarovski crystals
2. Bracelet, made from sterling silver and dyed freshwater pearls
3. Brooch, made from sterling silver, Swarovski crystals, aventurine, amethyst and carnelian. 

Wendy Le Ber

Padmayogini uses the mystery of the natural world and the ancient symbols of myth and sacred traditions in her work.

Her connection to the world of Buddhism and ordination in the Buddhist tradition, has lead her to explore the visionary realm of Buddhist symbolism that was opened through her meditation practise.

The secret and sacred world of birds, animals, trees and landscapes infuse her work as do the moon and sun. Her rich and  luminous  colours draw the eye to her landscapes that evoke a world that is both unknown and yet known to our deeper sense.

“In creating a piece of work I am not looking for a particular style  or technique, but am looking to convey a spark of life, of inner mystery and vision. I believe that artists can be the transmitters of vision and ideas from the past and archetypal dimensions and that art is a form of alchemy that creates new work from these sources, infused with the contemporary experience of the artist.

As you perceive a work of art, through the nature of interconnectedness you are brought into contact with some of the artists own vision and experience. Art work in all its forms in this way can also be the catalyst for exploration on the part of the viewer too, offering paths into the imaginative realm and realm of the sacred.

I see the artist as deeply embedded not just in this world but in the world spoken about by mystics and visionaries. My work and urge to create is in part a desire to bring this visionary experience into  being and to communicate something of its wonder and the path leading to that wonder to others.”


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