I am an artist both by instinct and by training. I belong to the Eastern Indian state of Bengal, which is known for its strong artistic traditions. I developed an interest in painting at an early age through rangoli (traditional designs made on the floor and walls in rural India). I won awards at a number of national and international painting competitions while still at school. I received formal training in art at Delhi’s College of Art where I was taught by some of India’s leading painters including Manjit Singh Bawa, Bimal Dasgupta and Bishwanath Mukherjee. My specialization was in commercial art and for many years I worked as a freelance commercial artist. I took up oil-on-canvas paintings seriously about four years back. Since then I have made more than 60 paintings of which nearly half have been sold. I have held nine solo exhibitions till date.
I also sing and dance to a myriad of genres. I try to pay special attention to the interplay between forms, lines, shapes, colours and compositions. I intend to take the viewer to a place of innocence, wonder and awe while exploring mysteries that art like composition, light, depth and texture that present them to me every single day.