Specially curated by Global Award-Winning Artist, CEO, Creative Entrepreneur & Thought Leader -
"Colours, arts, and aesthetics have always captivated me. Painting came naturally, so I have painted in oils for a long time, my muse being nature’s abundance. But with Masters in English and marrying in the army, teaching fell into my lap and so have been an educationist for the past 32 years, heartily mentoring students. I am also a National level cricketer, creative decorator, a saree blogger, and an ardent admirer of Indian arts and crafts.
My profound appreciation for all things ancient and ethnic helped me delve deeply into Madhubani Art. Here, I found history, beauty, and my passion! From here, started my journey of the portrayal of Madhubani style, focusing on nature’s depiction of the auspicious symbols of wish tree, the Sun, birds, animals, etc. I started working with Acrylics as a challenge. And soon lockdown became a blessing as I got engrossed in the intricate design detailing, and those earthy hues..."
"...This genre of painting originated in Madhubani district of Bihar (and part of present-day Nepal) and after languishing in the archives for quite some time, has now received GI (Geographical Indication) status. Isn’t it fascinating that In the olden days people recorded their simple everyday lives on mud-plastered walls, adding minute details?
Besides Madhubani I have also worked on other genres of ancient art like the Phad, Gond, Warli, and Saura styles, of my Art-rich Country: India.
Now playing the second innings of my life, I am working as a consultant stylist on Architectural Interior and landscaping projects with Ishana Mathur as well as pursuing painting, writing and teaching with equal fervour. I take customised orders to do my bit to help revive these arts. Now I am in my happy space. My hands are full and life looks complete, as I find meaning in these simple motifs."
The Jungle Waterfall
Painting made on the lines of Vastu Shastra | Auspicious for Homes | Oil on Canvas
Smiling graciously at The Sun | Auspicious for Homes | Oil on Canvas
Depiction of Holi - the festival of Colours | Phad Painting of Rajasthan with Organic Colours on cloth
The Giver of Life
Acrylics on Wood
with equal emphasis on border
Acrylics on Paper
Acrylics on Paper depicting Fish as an important symbol of Fertility and Life
Ink on Soft-board depicting Animals and Birds in black and white
Circle of life
Life began with Fish
Acrylics on Handmade paper