Carmen Mensink has a background in graphic design and typography and has been practicing Buddhism since 1999. That same year she began her long training in the art of Tibetan thangka drawing and painting, scroll paintings of Buddhas and mandalas.
A resident of Amsterdam, Mensink teaches this beautiful ancient art in museums, universities, art schools, and Buddhist centers in Europe, Asia, and the United States. She also gives lectures on Tibetan art and teaches Buddhist meditation and philosophy.
Mensink is also asked to work on related Tibetan art forms. One of her most recent projects was a 16.5 feet floor painting of the traditional “Eight Auspicious Symbols” to welcome the Dalai Lama to The Netherlands in 2009.
A graduate of Kampen Academy of Arts in 1995 as a graphic designer, Mensink completed a specialization in typography at The Hague Royal Academy of Arts in 1996.