Artist statement: ‘Open your mind to the beauty of our times.’-usha
Usha Shantharam is a fine artist based in Bangalore India. She is a graduate in Home Science, and holds a certificate on 'Post War Abstract Painting' issued by the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).
Her paintings evoke a feeling of peace, comfort, hope and connect in our hearts, and make us look at the beauty and brighter side of life.
Her paintings are portrayed in the ‘Contemporary Impressionism’ style. Her signature techniques include using of special glazing methods and pure paints to create paintings. She typically never uses pure black to create darks, but mixes her own chromatic darks instead. Recently she paints using 'impasto' technique and uses the palette knife for this purpose.
The subjects of her paintings are based on day to day real life moments and experiences, as she believes that painting from real life is the true and basic form of expression.
She particularly enjoys painting ‘en plein air’, where in she paints landscapes on location from real life and also paints portraits of people in real life sittings.
She is internationally renowned and her paintings can be found in the private collections of Collectors from India, U.S, UK, Europe, South Africa and Australia.