My journey with colors began at a very early age with pencil sketches. I was inspired by my maternal grandfather, a well-known artist in India, who had trained with the renowned poet/artist and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. After my family immigrated to the United States I continued drawing through my school years winning several awards and recognition for my art. I graduated from St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Finance. Subsequently, I worked in the financial/banking field for several years and found myself with little or no time to devote to my artwork. However, despite the time constraints I made every effort to pursue my artistic interests by continuing to draw and sketch whenever I had the time.
My strong desire to immerse myself in art led me to make the decision to forgo my career in banking and pursue a career in Fine Arts. I have since completed some years of training with many award winning artists at the Visual Arts Center in Summit and other art organizations and worked with various mediums such as oil, pastel, acrylic, charcoal and watercolor as well as mixed media.
Additionally, I have a Graphic Design Certificate from Rutgers University and have completed Visual Arts/Art History courses at Princeton University. I continue to develop my skills and expand my artistic range by exploring abstractions with mixed media and constantly considering and experimenting with new techniques and themes.
My work reflects my background and my exposure to the influences of different cultures. Intrigued by symbolism and imagery, I like to merge symbols, thoughts and events from nature and presenting them in a contemporary style. I enjoy evoking a sense of mystery by capturing and unifying visual ideas and subject matter with brilliant and vibrant colors. My painting process evolves from a meditation that yields a state of mind that transcends mere rendering of thoughts and images and presents a deeper sense of reflection. I bring these colorful compositions to my viewers with oils and mixed media. Inspired by music I paint with my headphones on composing my paintings as I go along to the music I hear.
2016: Solo Show - UMDNJ Gallery - Plainsboro Library, NJ
2015: Light Space & Time, March 2015 ‘’All Women” Art Exhibition, juried online show
2015: Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Deepwells Mansion, St. James NY
2015: IAAC Erasing Borders Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art 2015, NY juried show (traveling exhibition)
2015: 1st National Square Show, Ceres Gallery, New York
2015: West Windsor Arts Council member juried show, NJ
2014:Light, Space & Time, 2014 Abstract Art Competition, juried online show
2013: The Center for Contemporary Art, juried member show, NJ
2013: West Windsor Art Council, faculty show, NJ
2013: ‘RAYS’ juried show sponsored by Regional Chronic Disease Coalition Morris/Somerset Counties, traveling show, NJ
2012: IAAC Erasing Borders Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art 2012, NY juried show (traveling exhibition from New York to Virginia)
2011: Pastel Society of New Jersey, Award winners show
2010: Museum of American Finance, Wall Street, Event for Financial Literacy, NY
2010: Princeton University, Lucas Gallery, Charcoal Drawings show, NJ
2010: Pastel Society of New Jersey, Annual Member show, Bernardsville, NJ
2010: ‘Passport to the Arts’ juried show, Clifton Arts Center, Clifton, NJ
2010: Lakeside Art Studio juried show, Morristown Theater, Morristown, NJ
2009: Mrittika Inc of New Jersey - South Asian Heritage show, NJ
2009: Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, member show, NJ
2008: Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, member show, NJ
Co-Chair of Art Action committee - Princeton Day School
Teaching artist/Faculty in West Windsor Arts Council
After-School-Enrichment art classes - Princeton Day School
2015: Light Space & Time, March 2015 4th Annual ‘’All Women’’ Art Exhibition – recipient of the Special Merit Award selected from 1,154 entries from US and around the world
2014: Light, Space & Time, 2014 Abstract Art Competition – recipient of Special Recognition Award selected from 896 entries submitted from around the world
2014: Featured Artist at Manhattan Arts International, NYC
2010: Pastel Society of New Jersey, Annual Member show, Bernardsville, NJ – Award of Excellence
Paintings are in the collection of corporate offices and individual art lovers in USA, India, UK.
2015: West Windsor Arts Council, fundraiser and silent auction
2014: West Windsor Arts Council, fundraiser and silent auction
2012: ACER Fundraiser (organization involved with conductive education for cerebral palsy children), donated four paintings for annual auction raised over $10,000
2012: Princeton Day School, conducted workshop with Second grade children for three paintings donated to the annual school auction/fundraiser
2010: Kent Place School, donated one painting for auction at the annual school fundraiser
2010: Museum of American Finance, NYC, donated three paintings for auction
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