Artist Statement

My 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.

Art is how I connect with people, how I express my thoughts, feelings, hopes and dreams. My paintings are not a literal representation, but surreal.

Art has the power to uplift and inspire and speak directly to our heart. It is a conversation without words. I use human figures, animals, birds, flowers and abstract elements as symbolic connections, and they relate to each other to create a visually appealing relatable message.

Part of the art making process for me is about unpacking memories and emotions, piecing together fragments of subjects which I find evocative or nostalgic or significant, bringing myself and patchwork of experiences and emotions out on to the canvas.

I work mainly in my studio, but I develop ideas by taking photographs and drawing in a sketchbook. I like to use mixed media and oil paint, 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.