Pratap SJB Rana succumbed to the call of his heart and left a thirty year career in the corporate sector to put brush to canvas. He brings a wonderful syncretic sensibility to his work which is influenced by his origins in Nepal and tenures across South East Asia and Sri Lanka. Pratap's works are contemporary yet rooted in tradition. The use of bold colours reflects his passion for life, while the layering and play of brushstrokes bring out subtle nuances and rhythm. His paintings are rich in texture and depth and have a minimal approach to the subject, which is used to anchor attention. His deliberate attempt to use simple forms and vivid backgrounds compels the viewer to reflect, abstract and then delve into the concept. His works are spread over a wide spectrum of thematic interpretations of all that touches his soul. Hence strong spiritually influenced abstractions and figurative, Zen like musings, the calm of a European park in autumn, the rising from the ashes of a Warsaw, the futility of the cause of the crusades, the spectacular wilderness of Iceland are some of the themes and subjects; all vividly and uniquely depicted on canvas ensuring a freshness to the style and treatment of each canvas. Pratap is clearly a thinking artist who paints from the heart. With a solo show in Malaysia, Pratap put himself and his work on the map. He is currently represented by a number of galleries and is making his presence felt in the art world. His works are now a part of private collections of prominent collectors in India and abroad.