Thangka painting is a uniquely Himalayan Art that attained classical levels in the Tibetan tradition between the and centuries. Its origins lie in Indian Buddhist art, but Nepalese, Chinese, and Kashmiri styles have also influenced its development.
"...Anuttara Yoga Tantra, the highest Tantra. There are 21 Taras, so it is a name that refers to each one.The main characteristic of Arya Tara - Noble Tara - is that she is a Buddha who in earlier times promised to always be born in the pure form of a female body in order to help living beings reach enlightenment. There are many outer and inner impediments that practitioners encounter, so Arya Tara manifests in order to eliminate hindrances and obstacles..." ~ Chöje Lama Phuntsok
A number of times people ask if I've ever seen the movie "What Dreams May Come". They say the colors in the movie remind them alot of my paintings. I did this painting thinking of that dream and did a person standing close to the tree.