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Hello friends, it is with a heavy heart that I write to you.

On Tuesday the 5th December 2017, My home and studio burned down along with my merchandise, and 7 completed original paintings and 8 works in progress,

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I ask for your financial assistance in restarting my career as an artist. Please send Donations direct through PayPal to vajra@altaroftheheart.com or if you prefer I have set up a go-fund-me which you can access clicking here.

The painting pictured to the right was one go the losses that night. However, Like that little guy in the ring of flame, I’m not backing down from life’s challenges.
Again Donations can be sent directly through PayPal to vajra@altaroftheheart.com or you can click this link and it’ll take you to my go-fund-me account.

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Update: May 1st 2018 ~ It’s been almost 5 months since the fire and thanks to the generosity of so many kind people I’ve been able to replace most of my art supplies and merchandise. I still have a ways to go and am still gratefully accepting donations, but wanted to let you know I’m back behind the easel and making art again.

My first paintings after the fire were a series of Phoenix paintings where I used the black ash from my burned home as the background layer so the phoenix is literally rising from the ashes of my former life.

I will be updating my gallery page and relaunching my online shop shortly. thank you so much for your kind wishes and support!
Vajra

Below is the post I made a few days after the Thomas Fire

Dear friends and patrons, my home and studio has burnt to the ground.
At 3:45am on Tuesday December 5
th, my home and studio were consumed by the ‘Thomas” fire which continues its path through Southern California. We had enough of a warning that we got our pets safely into our RV along with a handful of my original paintings and the computer I’m writing to you from. Other than that we lost almost everything including:

    While I’m coping with having lost these creations, my material and financial loss has got me staggering and worried for the future. Many of you know I paint in my home studio in Ventura and make my livelihood selling my art, stickers and prints all of which I had stored at home with me on the night of the fire. And so I’ve lost my space and stuff with which I make my art, and also my inventory of art merchandise which was until a few days ago, the majority of my income. I never imagined finding myself in this position - asking for donations from my friends, family and fans - but here I am. I need your help rebuilding my life and art thing.
    For those of you with a little more to contribute, I saved some of my original works of art and have four of them still available for sale listed below:
      The following two paintings were not intended for general sale but given the circumstances I would sell these in order to get everything back on track. The price is high, but these are two of my finest paintings and the time and energy I put into them are reflected in the price.
        Money can be sent via PayPal to vajra@altaroftheheart.com I have also set up a go fund me page which you can access clicking here if you prefer though they take a percentage so PayPal is better for me. I promise to get you back for your help in my time of need.
        Sincerely,

        Vajra