March 11, 2018

Days gone by / Today's Craze

Days gone by / Today's Craze

This scene was evoked by the artist when she visited a typical water-front village on the shoves of Netravati.

Note on Materials: Mural,Transfer and Oil on canvas framed.

View in the Mirror

View in the Mirror

View in the Mirror is a very thought provoking piece of art.
The Artist has placed between two mirrors two women of different ethnicity, a musical instrument and a flock of domestic geese.The message is clear : music and nature know no bounds. The background is beautifully hand-crafted and sets-off the scene well. You can sit for a while in front of this art piece.

Note on Materials: Block printing and Oil on canvas framed.

October 03, 2017

Musical Exchange

Musical Exchange

Music and dance are our cultural ambassadors. Because they have no barriers, both the mediums can cut across cultures and unite people . Just as the Kathakali of Kerala can be well appreciated by an European theatre crowd or a Russian dance ballet in India.

Note on Materials: Mixed media on Handmade paper with Emboss board.

June 11, 2017

Joyful Frames

Joyful Frames

The nature is at its best when it is seen in harmony man, woman and the animals. Can you photo-frame a moment maybe, in the mindseye.

Note on Materials :Texture and Acrylic on canvas framed with Double resin quilling frame.

March 24, 2017

Waiting Fisherwomen

Waiting Fisherwomen

It's early morning and two fisherwomen are ready with the days catch at the market. Their happy and upbeat mood tells you that they expect a good return . Anyone for a good bargain?.

Note on Materials: Mural , transfer and Acrylic on Canvas with framed with double mural clay frame.

May 30, 2016


A Splash in the Wild

Egyptian Dancers

I love horses. They represent power of free spirit in nature. I have tried my hand at two situations:

i. a herd of wild galloping horses coming up suddenly on a desert oasis.

ii. a pair of Egyptian desert dancers, all spruced up, on way to a cairo club to entertain clients.

Note on Materials : Acrylic on canvas, with a textured background on a handmade dotted surface.

July 14, 2014

Destiny's Child

 'Destiny's Child?'

Here, in this art work, I have two characters, actors, if you will. As in most of my work, the female dominates the stage, so I've put her in the forefront, while the male lurks in the background, a bit player, partly an observer.

Other creatures of the earth fill the void, may it be the dusky dawn or a dusky sunset.

Note on Materials:  Texture and Acrylic colour on canvas  used in the dusky sunset and  in the dusky dawn, in order to distinguish the styles.           


March 16, 2014

The Glory of the Yesteryears - Marionette Puppetry

Glory of Marionette Puppetry

Puppetry is an ancient form of  performance. A marionette is a puppet controlled from above using wires or strings.

Puppets have the power to appeal and attract the people of all age groups. The soft puppets are made with cloth and manipulated with hand and fingers. One needs deft fingers for movements, and a ventriloquist's voice to simulate speech.

The visual impact of puppetry is beautiful. And even the audience can participate wholeheartedly with their comments and encouragement. Puppetry needs only a small investment in money, material, manpower, making it perfect for everyone from the casual enthusiast to the professional puppet master, who can enthrall their audiences with fantastic stories and theatre. 

So is puppet theatre a dying art? Yes, it probably is. In this new age of technology- mobile phones, high speed internet, instant gratification... who has the time to enjoy a slow paced art? Lifestyles have changed rapidly that many of our traditional crafts and hobbies have been forgotten.

Tell me what you think. Are we too old for the joy of puppetry? Can it ever make a comeback, or is it forever doomed to be one of those pursuits that we look back on with nostalgia, and a sigh of 'those were the days?

Note on Materials: Two mixed media pieces on paper are used to illustrate. Mediums used are pencils, charcoal, colored pencils and ink pen.

February 18, 2014

Hope Rises Eternal

Hope Rises Eternal

According to the way I feel, it is music, above anything else, that connects people in their dark days and gives them hope. Great composers and musicians have sustained the human spirit throughout history. From Beethoven, to Paul McCartney musicians have played an important role in our lives. Music is the background to our lives, be it the rhythmic tapping of a woodpecker, or the singing of birds, or the honking of horns outside our houses. Everything had rhythm, and though I am not able to hear it, I can feel it in my very being, in my very soul.

Don't get me wrong, I feel sad when I cannot partake in this nectar of the soul; whereas even the birds of this earth are free to indulge in it. But its part of who I am, and I have accepted it. I love that I can still use colour to depict my understanding of music. These pieces are called 'Hope Rise Eternal' to showcase this yearning of part of my soul.

Note on materials: two mixed media on paper are used similar to small pieces of collages and then  painted on with brilliant colours.

February 01, 2014

Music on a Grander Scale

Music on a  Grander  Scale

 As an artist I feel mother nature provides a vaster stage  for a musician. The forest floor, the big mountain backdrop, the vast colourful sky canopy sets the stage .The colourful birds, running brooks, snails, snakes, reptiles, animals , fish, flora and fauna with their  humming , songs  and tweets provide the background music.

The artist feels that nature itself is a grand concert.

Note on Materials :  Oil on canvas . I have tried to bring out the joy of music through colour, light and movement.