Art from Madhava Priya
Madhava Priya was born Rebecca Ann Todd, the daughter of an artist mother. She grew up drawing horses and nature, then painting landscapes, then studying figure drawing in college, and, as time passed, exploring various styles and emulating various masters in search of her own subject matter and style. Then in 1984 she encountered the Hare Krishna movement, and the books of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Prabhupada's books opened a whole new world, a world of the ultimate meaning of life, and of a personal God who is unlimitedly beautiful and has unlimited pastimes with all the drama any artist could want. It was what she was looking for: not only satisfying artistic material, but personal meaning and faith as well. At last she had found something she could embrace wholeheartedly and dedicate her life to.
In 1985 she was initiated and given the name Madhava Priya devi dasi. In 1987 she had the opportunity to paint two pictures for the Tenth Canto of the Srimad Bhagavatam. Later she illustrated several small books in black and white line drawings, especially “You’re Not That Body” by Bir Krishna das Goswami, from whom she received second level initiation.
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