In the words of Thomas Merton, ‘Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time’.
Painting, besides being a passion since childhood, is akin to meditation for me, allows me to rediscover myself and creating art gives me immense personal gratification.
Human relationships, emotions and the learning that the soul gathers in this journey of lifetime, inspire me. I try to thread meaningful message, an aura of positive vibes and pleasing aesthetics in my paintings. Often my paintings are interplay of abstract concepts and figurative, expressing invisible depths of human emotions, thoughts and feelings that I believe are spiritual and transcendental.
My love for travel has taken me across numerous countries and continents. The experience of myriad forms of nature, culture and values often bears traces in my works, though almost all my paintings find their roots in strong Indian value system and beliefs.
I like to work with mixed media in layers to create a visual depth and interplay of light and colour. With each painting I strive to innovate and express a unique thought, frequently associated with love, relationships, strengths and karmas and their changing facets with passage of time. Most of my paintings come with a composition that gives a feeling of self content and peace.
A financial researcher and consultant by profession and MBA & CFA by education, I gave up a well-established career to pursue this passion fulltime. To provide technical backing to my creative vigour, I also completed three years Diploma in Fine Arts. There has been no looking back for me since then.