Mixed media on paper
Everything I paint and draw is the visions I see during my sleep (dreams) and meditation. I see the visions of my finished paintings before I actually paint them. This is how I've been working for many years. This beautiful holy cow came into my dream right after my sacred Buddhist pilgrimage in Bodhgaya, India. This holy cow had a gentle smile that was filled with love and warmth, and I believe that this lovely Nandi is a messenger of peace and compassion to all of us.
Rima was born in Tokyo, lived in New York City for 34 years, and now divides her time between NYC, Los Angeles, Tokyo and India. She graduated from Parsons School of Design, has exhibited her work internationally to much acclaim, and has collectors around the world.
Her philanthropic focus is “Books for Children,” an organization that produces children’s books and donates them to children in need around the world. She has created 6 children's books and has donated more than 14,000 books to the Tibetan children in exile to help them preserve their unique language and culture.
H.H. The Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and Betty Williams, the Nobel Peace Laureates, personally gave her special recognition in 2006 at the International Peace Summit. Rima has won various awards internationally. Her upcoming book is "The Day Buddha Woke Up" (Wisdom Publishing), and she is currently working on the book of H.H.The Dalali Lama's extraordinary life story.