Category Archives: Re-use

Déjà Vu -solo show 2023

I am thrilled to be having a show after quite a few years.  Covid-19 and its aftermath sort of threw life out of gear. But I am determined to make this year count! This show is a departure from the work I usually paint – it’s all inspired by nature and is botanical art. The […]

Buddha

Lord Buddha 12×17 inches Approx. Acrylics on reclaimed board papered with newspaper. It is not every day that I get asked to paint Lord Buddha. I paint very vibrant faces and they usually focus on the eyes. So this commission was interesting and different as it required me to work on serenity but in my […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

A birthday gift of a family portrait

The family 59 x37 inches approx. Acrylics and charcoal on papered board. . Here it is. The completed family portrait took many months to complete. It’s in its forever home and the recipient loves it 🙂 So I can now share it here with you all. . This is a large piece with 5 portraits […]

Mr Krishna Rao Jaisim

Mr Krishna Rao Jaisim Approx. 12×12 inches Acrylics on wood papered with brown paper . This is a portrait of my friend (@ashjaisim) Ashwini Jaisim’s father. I have never had the opportunity to meet uncle but of course, I had heard of him. Uncle is an architect and his reputation proceeds him (@jaisimkrishnarao)(@jaisim_fountainhead). In fact, […]

Wg. Cdr. MU Prabhu (retd.)

Wg. Cdr. MU Prabhu (retd.) Approx. 12×12 inches Acrylics on wood papered with brown paper . This painting is a gift to my friend Vasudev Prabhu. It is a portrait of his father. Vasudev had posted a picture of uncle sometime ago where he is smiling and pointing to a bottle of Smugglers alcohol. Something […]

American Eagle Jeans with a desi twist.

After all the work I did with the chindi piled up in my studio with the last collection for the @studio.artbyaarohi label, I got a call from a long-time friend and client. She had bought a pair of @americaneagle jeans online that were white distressed denim. It is only after she received them that she […]

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