Dinesh completed his degree in
business in Kathmandu, studying during the morning and spending the rest
of the day painting and selling his work. After college he devoted all
his time to mastering the painting he loved.
Eventually the work
of both brothers won the respect of established, older Newari thanka
painters, who granted them private, formal instruction.
Dinesh won the second prize in the prestigious Nepalese National Art
Exhibition and in 1998 he took first place for a monumental depiction of
Hevajra surrounded by 16 deities, a painting to which he devoted a full
During the twenty-five years Dinesh has been working with
opaque watercolor in the traditional Newari style and subject matter,
he has also produced large works in oil and depicted nontraditional
subjects including animals and contemporary Hindu sadhanas.