Nishi

Custom commissions of portraits are challenging to say the least. It’s terrifying before I actually start the work. Then I slowly get into the flow of it and it gets less terrifying. This latest painting of Nishi and her dad, Uttam was all kinds of terrifying. Sindhoor wanted the portrait done as a birthday gift […]

Rumor has it…

Rumor has it.. Truely the big little one has my heart.  She is absolutely adorable. I call her a mini horse with a puppy’s heart 🙂 I recently had the pleasure of painting her. And I love how the portrait turned out and thankfully so did her parents, Rahul and Ritu. We became friends some […]

The way you look at it

It is said that ‘Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder‘. Our attitudes about the very physical manifestation of our need to connect and communicate with another is often labeled by childhood conditioning and adult biases. Our collective morality governs our most intimate relationships and needs. What is ‘right’? And just what is ‘wrong’? […]

Of Rothko and Pollock…

Continuing my series of self portraits through narrative story telling, I find myself spending a lot of time dealing with issues that crop up every once in a while. And issues that have for what ever reason been easier to sideline over the years. These next two pieces are creative cathartic pieces. I did them […]

Art Exhibition at Go Native, Bangalore – Nov 2019

It’s been a while since I have shown any work anywhere. No special reason for that. It just worked out that way. Have been really busy at home. My husband has been travelling and I have two teenage kids at home. That should be enough explanation!! 🙂 I am very happy to say that I […]

Banaras. Kashi. Varanasi…

I rarely get to travel sans family. So this five day trip to Kashi was special.  Made more so because I went with three girlfriends. One of whom is Roopa Pai. Roopa was going for ‘The Bookaroo Children’s Literary Festival’ and the three of us decided to give her some company. I loved Kashi/Varanasi/Banaras with […]

The hard knocks of life

This dog reminded me of an old man. Someone who has been knocked down by life more times than is fair. Someone who has more salt than pepper in his hair but still sees colour in the world around him. Someone who is looking out for blue skies as he leaves the grey clouds behind. […]

Blue curtains. Blue Chairs.

These blue curtains hold a lot of memories for our family. My parents met and married in 1970 and this was the first set of curtains they bought back then for their new home. The fabric is a beautiful silk weave in an absolutely gorgeous blue/teal color. I understand that these cost a princely sum […]