Born in 1959, I did my M.A. Art Criticism from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in 1983 &
B.F.A. (Painting) Faculty of Visual Arts from Banaras Hindu University in 1980.
Concept and Inspiration-
My paintings are inspired by spirituality and sensuality. It encompasses humanity, passion, peace and love. I wish to covey to the mankind through my paintings a more relaxed and peaceful life from the daily grind to pause and to breathe nature, to repose and to meditate.
My Soulscapes are not a direct rendering of a place but a reaction and evocation of how I feel and relate to the surroundings. The paintings may appear abstract but all of them are filtered through unconscious to the conscious with new sights, lights and textures with layers of colors and forms.
My abstract work is an amalgamation of the two forms- abstract and representational, where one is left free to interpret whatever one wishes to as well as make a connection, using the interplay of light color shapes and perspective.
Treatment, Colours and Textures-
I like to layer and lift the paint onto the canvas while maintaining the beauty, purity and tones of various colours.