From Rome to Los Angeles & back


SiriKartar was born in Rome, Italy. She remembers her childhood days filled with singing, dreaming, but most of all of drawing and painting. "At the age of six I wanted to have my own art studio. In our apartment in Rome, my mother cleared out a tiny closet and in it arranged a table and a chair to support my creative urge. This was my first Studiolo, where I would spend many quiet hours filled with colors and imagination"

Showing outstanding talent at age of 14, she was awarded with a full scholarship, to attend the art institute Rome. After receiving formal training in painting, she continued her education with studies of Restoration of ancient and modern paintings.

Later she earned a Master’s Degree in Art History: India being the primary focus of her curriculum. Her thesis on the mudras in early Buddhism was awarded cum laude at the Universita la Sapienza.

Reflecting a growing fascination in spirituality and Metaphysics, SiriKartar started to practice and teach Kundalini Yoga in 1978 under the guidance of Yogi Bhajan.

In 1987 she moved to Los Angeles.

She is now back in Italy; the Tuscia Viterbese inspires her art at a new level.

Through her career SiriKartar painted many commissioned works for patrons in the USA, Canada and Europe. She has also illustrated several publications, from acclaimed children's books and various yoga books to an introductory English text book.

Like her education and geographical arena, SiriKartar' s paintings reflect a broad palette of styles she was exposed to. Some are directly influenced by the Indian painting style of the Moghul and Rajput miniatures. Other more contemporary free compositions contain elements which could be described as "fauve".

Her paintings had been selected as album covers for new age artists, and book covers in France and Australia, as well as set design.

 

Art for sale
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Mata Krishan Ji
Watercolor on paper
22 x 17 inch



Buddha in meditation
Acrylic on canvas
16 x 20 inch


Tuscia
Acrylic on canvas
20 x 27 inch

Akali baba ajapal singh yogi ji
Watercolor on paper
13 x 21 inch
kundalini rising
Acrylic on masonite
16 x 20 inch
buddha with flowers

Acrylic on canvas

16 x 20 inch

Images for digital printing
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baba guru nanak
ik ong kar
baba nanak shah fakir
udasi of guru nanak
the lotus
guru nanak miniature
listening
universal nanak
guru nanak
Panel at Guru Ram Das Ashram LA
guru angad
Panel at Guru Ram Das Ashram LA

guru amar das
Panel at Guru Ram Das Ashram LA
guru ram das
Panel at Guru Ram Das Ashram LA
Messenger
grace of god
yogi ji child
song of the khalsa
the healer
your eyes
humble meeting
your service to all
personal mantra
carrying on
puta mata ki asees
all comes from you
guru ram das orange
guru ram das  ji
healing to all


your grace
GOBIND RAI CHILD
GOBIND RAI GATKA
GOBIND RAI
GURU GOBIND SINGH
GURU GOBIND SINGH &
DILRUBA
GURU GOBIND SINGH &
MAI BHAGO KAUR
MAI BHAGO KAUR
GURU GOBIND SINGH & FAMILY
kuan yin with hands
kuan yin fauve


buddha meditating
kuan yin gold
spring love
madonna delle grazie
kuan yin with aura
mother
Madonna dei nodi
meditating with you
a new path
esseri di luce
MOTHER EARTH
FLYING MOTHER
BRINGING LOTUSES HOME
DREAMS


OJAI TREES
TRUST
OJAI WATER
SET ME FREE

Illustrations

Here are some examples of commissioned illustrations for children’s books, biographies, memoir, yoga manuals, recipe books, greeting cards and more.


Commissions are welcomed

Here few pics with patrons, and some commissioned art