Category Archives: Dogs

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 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. […]

Trompe l’oeil

Trompe-l’œil (French for “deceive the eye”, is an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions. I stumbled across artists who use this technique to perfection and after trying my hand at the ‘Chilli Sutra‘ series, I realized something in there could be done […]

Funk With No Junk – On LBB – Sep 2018

Thank you Anushka for taking the time to speak to me about my work. Happy to have been featured in in the Little Black Book – Kolkata edition on 24th sep 2018.  

Caesar

This commission was difficult to do for myriad reasons. I could not refuse as a very dear friend asked me to paint it for another dear friend of hers. (You can see another commision done for the same friend here.) The time to finish the portrait was 4 days. I finished it in two!! And […]

Champa

This is Champa. She was my friend Swati Seth’s daughter. Rescued from Champa Galli in Delhi. She lived with Swati for 18 months before getting picked up by a leopard. But in those 18 months, she meant everything to Swati. Swati of The Color Caravaan has been doing stupendous work for many years now. We […]