I am a painter living in Seattle with my husband, two daughters and two dogs. My studio is in downtown Seattle in the vibrant artist community at Pioneer Square. I was born and raised in India and have been in the United States since the early 90’s. With a background in pure and applied Mathematics, I taught Mathematics at Seattle University and at a high school in India for many years. In 2015, I made the instantaneous decision to paint full time.
Making art is like breathing to me. I have been sketching and painting since I was little. I used to sketch my friends and make caricatures of teachers at my school. I taught myself to paint with oils in my high school years. Since then, I have learned and worked with other mediums of art, making enough pieces to really understand each one.
It has always been my dream to make art that is thought provoking; sparking inner reflection.
We, as humans, search for the wisdom that will shape us to be the best versions of ourselves. In my own efforts at self-improvement, a spiritual upbringing and study of Sanskrit literature guide me toward a path of introspection.
My contemporary large pieces Samsara– The Cosmic Tree, The Un-free Will, Eigen Face and The Inside Job are part of a new body of work. This series explores the cycle of life and lessons to be learned in our life time. Deeply rooted in ancient philosophy, I attempt exploring visual story telling of tales from Indian Mythology and their significance today’s times.
This new phase of work from 2019, is starkly different from my older pieces. Seascapes, landscapes and flowers painted till 2018 may look very different from the new work. But they gave me the confidence to take on conceptual art.
Apart from these styles, I also enjoy painting outdoors. Taking my easel and paints to the streets of Seattle in Autumn, or a hike in the Cascades, I do enjoy painting outdoors when the weather permits.As a member of the Urban Sketchers group in Seattle, I paint everyday scenes on location in my journal daily. Doing this regularly has given me the skills needed to grab a quick sketch during my travels and trips.
If you like what you see and would like a commissioned piece(s) for your home or work space, do get in touch with me. Look for details about resin workshops at my studio if you would like to paint with resin.