Kinley Dukpa

Born 1996, from Mongar

From a young age, I loved coloring and drawing. My art was appreciated by my teacher and friends in school. After finishing high school in 2015, I got scholarships for further studies, but I didn’t want to go back to school.

When I was in Grade 10, my dad told me about thirteen different arts and crafts (Zorig Chusum). That got me interested. In 2016, after finishing Grade 12, I joined NIZC. It took me 6 years to learn Bhutanese painting there.

Now I work with my teacher, a professional artist named Tshewang Tenzin at Art United, and I really enjoy it. I still have a lot to learn from him, and I’m excited about that.

Artworks of Kinley Dukpa

Four in tune and optimistic