I am a self-taught, freelance artist living in Melbourne. My work has strong reflections of culture and traditions from India, a place where I was born and brought up.
I am trained as a therapist and I have worked with people with developmental disabilities for over fifteen years in India. Art and expression had always been an integral part of my work and this has enriched me both as an individual and as an artist.
I paint because I find my soul and heart in it. It gets me up in the morning looking forward to the possibilities that the day brings in. I usually paint what appeals to me at the given moment. Built over years of experimentation and observation, my style and range of art is diverse – from abstract to fine art.
My present artworks mainly include spiritually influenced figurative works and abstractions. My figurative works are contemporary yet rooted in tradition and comprise of paintings of Ganesha, Krishna, Shiva and Buddha. Abstraction for me is the essence of reality. The ambiguity about abstracts attracts me and also leaves my work open to interpretations by the viewer. It offers a plethora of experimentation and experience on canvas.
I like exploring different mediums. My figurative works are primarily done in oil paints whereas I use acrylics and other mediums for my abstract paintings.
I believe art is a continuous journey and I get to learn something new every day. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating it.