Artist StatementMy paintings are based on collected experiences and memories of being born and brought up in India, my travelling and having lived in England since 2000. I am passionate about colours and I am inspired by landscapes and nature for my paintings.
I draw my inspirations from my inside world, how I feel, how I am thinking. Part of the art making process for me is really unpacking memories, emotions, piecing together fragments of things which I find evocative or nostalgic or significant, bringing myself and patchwork of experiences and emotions out on to the canvas, expressing how I feel, what is going on inside, exploring how I feel, and therefore how I want my art to feel. The exterior world and my interior world are sources of my inspiration.
For my abstract landscape paintings, I work from my memory trying to recreate the feelings and the mood that the depicted landscape signifies to me. I do not always produce an accurate representation but aim to evoke a sense of personal experience, to create an image which brings together different aspects of the landscape.
I work mainly in my studio, but I develop ideas by taking photographs and drawing in a sketchbook outside in the field. I like to use acrylic paint and mixed media depending on the subject and effect I wish to create.
I started to fully dedicate myself to painting in 1998, and since then I have exhibited and sold many paintings both in the UK and internationally. I completed my BA (HONS) Fine Arts from University of Derby in 2009.