Gentle humour underscores his tender, wistful paintings and delicate pencil drawings, mostly in the almost square format that is his hallmark. As if to emphasize an innocent delight in the beauties of nature, derived from Buryat culture and mythology, Zhamso prefers to depict children rather than adults alongside animals and birds in his timeless landscapes. His muted palette differs from the brighter colours of Buryat tradition – evoking the Russian school of painting and recalling his training at Krasnoyarsk Art Institute. Zhamso is now a teacher himself, at Ulan-Ude Art School. A one-man show of his work was staged at the Tsyrenzhap Sampilov Regional Art Museum in Ulan-Ude in 2008.