I began painting again in 2014 after a gap of four decades, after I hung up my boots on the career front in 2014.
I have not had any formal training in art, but I enjoy colours - the brighter, the better! I started painting again using acrylic paints, but now paint in oils and watercolours as well.
Many a time I experiment while painting with brushes, sponges and sometimes even my fingers.
My all-time inspiration is each wonderful scene that unfolds in Nature.... whenever I behold the artwork of our Creator in the form of a beautiful sunrise or sunset, see waves dancing enticingly on the ocean, or the sun’s rays glowing through translucent leaves, I feel like holding on to that mesmerising moment forever. And that is exactly what I try to do on canvas. Each painting of mine has its own memory / story to tell and each painting carries a load of my emotions in it.
I have had 2 solo exhibitions in Delhi and 12 group exhibitions. It is gratifying that my work has been greatly appreciated, has featured in the arts sections of national / local newspapers and that, most importantly, I am able to convey to viewers of my art, the peace that I experience while I paint.
8th–14th Jan 2017 - Civil Services Officers’ Institute, Vinay Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
18th-22nd Mar 2017 - All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, Rafi Marg, New Delhi
Sep 2016 - Cabinet Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi
14thAug-9thSep 2017 - Independence, RPR Gallery, DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
29thSep-05thOct 2017 - Meraki, Artizen Gallery, Pearey Lal Bhawan, New Delhi
14th–19th Oct 2017 - Light, RPR Gallery, DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
04th-18th Feb 2018 - First Int’l Kala Mela by Lalit Kala Akademi, IGNCA, Janpath, New Delhi
08th-14th Jun 2018 - Ayat & Inayat, AIFACS, Rafi Marg, New Delhi
29thJun–3rdJul 2018 - Beyond Colours 2, Visual Art Gallery, IHC, Lodi Road, New Delhi
20th–24thOct 2018 - Sankalan, Lalit Kala Akademi, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi
22nd–24thOct 2018 - Artistry Int’l Art Festival, Ravindra Rang Manch Art Gallery, Jaipur
31stMar-10thApr 2019 - Passion & Joy, ITC Sheraton New Delhi, Saket, New Delhi
19th–22ndOct 2019 - Festival of Art, Akatva, Pandara Park, New Delhi
21st–25th Dec2019 - Beyond Colours 4, Venkatappa Art Gallery, Kasturba Road, Bengaluru
Award & Recognition
"Artist of the Year Award" by Bharat Nirman Org in Feb 2020
"Certificate of Merit" in the Shankar's Children's On the Spot Painting Competition in March 1976
"Certificate of Merit" in Art by Convent of Jesus & Mary in 1975-76