Art is Tenzin’s lifelong passion. He was born deaf and raised in India. As a child, he enjoyed drawing for fun. When he was 15, his family moved to the US, settling first in NYC and then in Washington, DC. In high school he began receiving kudos from friends and classmates on his artwork. After some self-introspection, Tenzin realized he needed to embrace his natural gift. Tenzin taught himself graphic design before moving on to acrylic/oil painting. Even after nearly two decades he is constantly refining his oil painting techniques. He loves playing with shadows, highlights, and other light effects. He finds inspiration in his travels and daily outings—by taking photographs urban landscapes, farms and ranches, rustic nature, and vintage architecture, and studying them afterwards. Productive and prolific, he tries to paint nearly every day. Tenzin currently lives in Ohio with his wife and family and has no plans to leave.