Sachin’s box

My work is about building on memories, not losing them. And this trunk is loaded with memories for my friend Sachin and his family. It belonged to his father who has since retired from the Indian Army. Sachin and I have been friends for some 25-odd years, seeing each other through the many growth phases […]

Varanasi Kettle

Ritu a longtime client and friend messaged to say she wanted a kettle that depicts the spiritual side of Varanasi. This one was right up my alley as they say. I had done a post on my trip to Kashi a few years ago and I knew just what to depict.  The kettle is done […]

Lata Shetty

Lata Shetty Approx.- 12×12 inches Acrylics on reclaimed wood papered with brown paper This is a gift from Jeena – daughter to her mother on aunty’s 70th birthday. I worked from multiple photographs but the base picture was one where aunty is leaning back on a chair. The expression was really great but gravity tends […]

pERFECT iMPERFECTION

Rebirth series Acrylic on papered upcycled board. . They say when it rains it pours… The last couple of years have been tough. There has been too much rigidity because I’ve held on too long. And by holding myself rigid to not feel the pain I have allowed muscles to weaken. Both physically and emotionally. […]

Kavita ki Balti – 1

Kavita ki Balti – 1 Acrylics on Aluminum Flowers make everything alright! . It’s been about a decade since I painted my last balti. So it was a pleasant surprise to have the sister of an old friend and client ask that I paint two for her now. She wanted flowers and bright colours. . […]

Kathakali and Theyyam on newsprint again

It’s interesting to me that these faces have become second nature to me now. I go to them whenever I want to relax and just stay in touch with my craft. They make me calm. So different from the actual frenzy of a Kathakali or Theyyam performance. Kathakali and Theyyam were the two large format […]

Khagen Mahanta

Khagen Mahanta Approx.12×12 inches Acrylics on board papered with brown paper. . This is my tiny tribute to the legendary Khagen Mahanta. He was a singer and composer of folk and traditional music of Assam. Known as the “King of Bihu”. His Bihu songs, Borgeet and other folk songs remain popular in Assam. The artist, […]

Dr Indira Hegde

Dr Indira Hegde Approx.12×12 inches Acrylics on board papered with brown paper. . This is a portrait of my friend Saritha’s mothership. Yes, that is what Saritha calls her 🙂 I have never met aunty in person but I have seen posts about her on Saritha’s social media feeds. We did connect on a video […]

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