Romio Shrestha is a master in the artistic traditions of Nepal and Tibet. He directs a school of artistcraftsmen in the Katmandu valley of Nepal, painting in the Newari style. Shrestha's work is represented in the British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, American Museum of Natural History, and Tibet House in New York City. His first book of paintings was The Tibetan Art of Healing, also with Ian Baker. He lives in Katmandu and Ireland with his wife and two children.