Mehernosh is a self-taught artist whose foray into painting started in the year 2000. At that time he decided to take up painting as a hobby and did some study through reading books before actually picking up a brush. After a few initial trail pieces he felt confident enough to start painting specific subjects. He started painting with oil paints on canvas. His initial subjects were usually copying from a picture of animals or scenery.
Mehernosh kept up his hobby over the years, whenever time permitted during his busy work schedule and he also dabbled with other mediums like acrylics and stained glass work. In the last few years he decided to concentrate on painting with acrylics on canvas and slowly started moving towards abstract paintings.
He likes to learn new techniques in the use of paints, brushes, palette knives and many other misc. Instruments and media and then compose his own original paintings experimenting with these techniques. In his compositions colour plays an important part and most of his paintings are colourful, vibrant and energetic.
Mehernosh explains that while he starts a painting with a vague idea of what he wants to paint, the actual completed painting itself may be very different. Each painting is like a journey which may change tracks several times before he finally decides that it is complete.
“Painting is something I love to do and it has a very therapeutic effect on me. It may take a few days or several weeks to complete a painting, especially if I feel dissatisfied with any part of it. I then need to pause for a while and then start when a different idea appears to be better. There have been times when it has just not worked out and I have painted over the whole painting and started afresh.”
“I enjoy working abstracts because there is no right or wrong and each person can have their own impression or interpretation of the same piece of abstract work. I often ask people what they think a painting represents and am quite fascinated at the extremely diverse interpretation that they come up with which may be radically different from what I had thought when I painted the same.”