Size: 22"W x 30"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
Indian village women have to adhere to very strict code of conduct and attire. This is done to show modesty, tradition and respect. But I am sure there are practical reasons for this …. To protect themselves from the sun, to make sure the hairstyle doesn’t get spoiled and to make faces without getting caught . Don’t be fooled by this look , they are not shy nor timid … they are the backbone of their family and the strong individuals who will do anything to ensure that their family is healthy and safe.
In this painting, I have created a textured background with dill paper and matt gel.
I am an engineer by education, was an IT professional by occupation but now am an artist by choice. Having moved to New Jersey, US from India in the mid of 2016, I feel that this is an opportunity for me to showcase my form of artwork. Here is a bit about myself, my inspiration for my artwork and my past accomplishments. I am a self taught free lance artist with a passion to create artwork using various media. I am inspired by things around me and my expertise is in the usage of a wide range of colors and textures. Indian rural women with their ethnic clothes and natural grace make for very interesting composition and painting. They are my favorite subjects to paint. India is a place of diverse colors and subjects which has inspired me to use vibrant colors and motifs in most of my paintings. My artwork has been displayed successfully in various exhibitions in India and has been featured in the upcoming artist section in Better Interior Magazine in November 2010. Recently my works have also been displayed at an international art exhibition at Budapest, Hungary, Malaysia and Singapore. My clientele includes people from all over the world - India, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur , Singapore , South Africa, UK and the US - where my paintings have been part of interior decoration and family memorabilia. Following is a gist of the past exhibitions featuring my artwork: 2013-2014: Several private exhibitions and displays at famous restaurants in Bangalore, organized by BlankWall Art gallery March 2014: Akanksha - A group exhibition held at Chitra Kala Parishad, Bangalore. One of fifty indian women artists from all over India invited to take part in the exhibition. March 014: Showcased my paintings at Kazi30 international art show, Budapest Hungary May 2014: Showcased paintings at Art Evolution 2014 exhibition at Kolkata organised by the ArtOfColors gallery May 2014: The global icon: Ganesha, organised by Gnani art gallery at singapore. Had a sold out event which was covered by singapore art guide and local newspapers Sept 2014: Successfully participated in the Malaysia Art fair 2014 as part of Gnani art gallery Nov 2014: Part of Singapore Art fair 2014 as part of Gnani art gallery Apr 2015: 2nd edition of Akanksha - A group exhibition held at Chitra kala parishad, Bangalore. May 2015: Gnani Arts Exhibition: Buddha in Singapore ... Had a sold out event which was covered by Singapore art guide and local leading newspapers. June-October 2015: several successful exhibitions through Blankwall Art and Reves Gallery in Bangalore January 2016: Mythology Revisited... Part of a group show of eminent artists of India for raising funds for the victims of chennai floods, organised by Artist's Conclave and Art House, Chennai March 2016: Akanksha 2016(3rd edition) part of a group show of 40 emerging artists from all over India August 2016: Gnani Arts exhibition ... The Victory Icon: Ganesha in contemporary art