Category Archives: Kitsch

Payal aur Deepak – Bees Saal

Payal called to remind me of a kettle I had painted for her husband and her ten years ago. It was a commemorative piece to celebrate 10 years of their togetherness. Five while dating and five being married. She now wanted another piece that would celebrate 20 years of their being together. Of course, a […]

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 […]

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. . […]

Truck art + Rimowa

I love my job!! I really mean that. I get to paint all kinds of things and on all kinds of surfaces. I have painted truck art-based inspiration on kettles, helmets, bikes, and trunks, even on dupattas, skirts, and sarees. Oh! and on denim bags – this was a first. I painted this on a […]

I love Chandigarh – Kettle

It’s been many years since I have painted a kettle or been asked to paint one. So I was reluctant at first to take up this commission but it was a request from a very old client. I painted a custom trunk for Suzanne in 2010 as a gift from her to her sister – […]

Table for Carol

Carol has been a long standing client and now a friend. She had an old teak wood table that had been lying around at home. Not really being given the place it should have for its history and long standing service to the family. So she called and asked that I paint it as a […]

Sadhu(s) on a plate!

You all know me and re-cycling/ up- cycling! If there is still life left in it – you know I will figure out use for it 🙂 A few years ago (in 2013) I had papered some old melamine plates with pages from my son’s old notebook and then I painted over them. There were […]

A Helmet for Chris

I met Chris Venter at the Royal Enfield Rider Mania 2018 in Goa. I was painting custom helmets for Royal Enfield at their art stall. Chris stopped by and we got talking. He talked about how much he loved India and how much he was looking forward to his travels exploring my country. He expressed […]

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