My watercolor paintings are created of fascinating Bhutanese architectural- and traditional infrastructures, such as temples, dzongs, villages, houses, places I was deeply touched on their beauties, it’s amazing building techniques and craftsmen skills, or just peaceful atmosphere, places which I have visited during my 30 year stay in and around Bhutan. As an architect in my profession, it is a way to look and understand these buildings when I am able to paint them; I can keep memorising all -way better and rather detailed than shooting and collecting photographs.
Title: Trongsa Dzong
Dimension: 80×80 cm
Medium: Watercolor (Original Artwork Print)
About the Artist
My name is Peter Schmid. I was born in Zurich, Switzerland and since 2010 I am a proud citizen of Bhutan. I have lived most of my life travelling, or rather working in different countries all over the globe. I worked (and still do) as an architect for multiple humanitarian organisations, such as Helvetas, Swiss SDC. UNESCO, ICRC International Committee Red Cross and other organisations around the whole world. The main places I have lived in are Switzerland(25 years) and Bhutan (25 years. I have lived and worked in Iraq, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Australia, Central America and Germany too. I was also lucky to go on a three-year world trip on my own with nothing but a backpack. During all my travels I always carried my small water colour box and kept painting; sometimes the sale of which provided me with sufficient income while on the move.
Born 1958, from Bhutan
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