Category Archives: Thoughts

Sakshi’s Joy Foundation

Last year in September I had the chance to paint a commissioned portrait that was effortless to paint but the hardest on my emotions. I cried for two straight days and then just took a break from painting memorial portraits. But god works in mysterious ways… Binu, Sakhis’ mother asked if I would be able […]

Déjà Vu – Artist statement

As you all know I have just concluded my solo show of nature-inspired artworks a couple of days ago. I thought I would share the artist’s statement here with you… “Welcome to my new collection, Déjà Vu, a wild place in the heart where illusion and reality converge. These works showcase my journey through time, […]

Why Déjà Vu

Hello! I am thrilled to let you all know that I just successfully concluded a solo show of artworks inspired by nature. I titled the show Déjà Vu. Here’s why – Life threw everything and the kitchen sink at me a couple of years ago. It was really heavy going for a while there. I […]

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 […]

Issued in public interest.

I’ve been thinking long and hard about whether to post this or not.  In the end, I thought it better to speak up. The client  Pallavi Srivastava ( @pallavvs on Instagram) commissioned a portrait of her late father and then never found time to see the final/finished piece and as a result, never paid for […]

Apparently I’ve got to be Dead!

Buy from living artists. The dead ones don’t need the money. About 14 years ago on a trip abroad with my husband, we found ourselves at the lounge at Brussels airport. The place was packed but we managed to find a table. Sat down and looked up to see a lady with a full plate […]

Creativity and Quarantine – Possibilities of Fusion in Photography

The image you see on top is of my living area at 11.53 pm on Saturday the 28th of March 2020 A chance conversation with a friend who lives in an upscale place in Mumbai sparked an idea for me. We were talking about her help having to go home to a small ‘kholi‘ measuring […]

Creativity and Quarantine – Possibilities of Fusion in Writing

Adversity does not change who you are. It reveals ‘exactly’ who you are. Then you get to decide who you want/are going to be… Living in a quarantine situation (whether alone or with extended family) will exacerbate latent qualities in a person. One gets to see leaders, followers, the resilient, the adaptable. One also sees […]

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