I grew up in India, a daydreamer. My mind was consumed with literature, music and art, and daily life was saturated with the magic of Hindu mythology and the vitality of post-colonial, pre-modern India. I emigrated to the US as a teenager and eventually became a lawyer. However, once I discovered painting, I knew I had found my true home.
Painting for me is an exploration of the mystery and wonder of living in our world. I use many beautiful and fantastic tools such as hand made oil paints, charcoal from forests and pigments from around the world. I love to study and experiment with the techniques of Old Masters and paint on linen and wood as well as on my monoprints and etchings. Inspiration comes at me from all directions and I remain infinitely spellbound by the experience that is painting!
March 2020 - UC Berkeley Faculty Club