‘Ocean Hues’ is my tribute to water- the chief life giving element on our planet Earth. Someone said, 'If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water’. I have tried to capture a little bit of this magic in my paintings. Whether it is harmony, peace, joy, anger, strength, turbulence, tranquillity or any of the myriad emotions that define our existence-- water remains an all-encompassing force that can reflect each of these emotions beautifully. It could be a fleeting moment of beauty or a soothing melody or a rhythmic dance that captivates us and gives us a chance to experience this magic. Water, through its dynamism and resilience, also gives us precious life-lessons that can benefit us immensely. These paintings attempt to show the beauty and magnetism of water and the way it affects us in so many tangible and intangible ways . I hope that through these paintings I can revive admiration for nature and a sense of responsibility for keeping the resources of this planet intact.
Faces of Life
The human face has always fascinated me as a subject. I have been challenging myself to explore techniques like palette knife work while making large portraits. The combination of raw texture and burst of colours gives these paintings a highly vibrant look and feel that is intensely appealing and stimulating. I have also been working on creating realism in portraits along with abstract art. Here, I have tried to retain realism in portraits while working on abstract backgrounds that tell a story to create an alluring combination of art. I have also made a few realistic portraits in grayscale and later added bursts of colour to create unique and lively works of art.
The best things in life are free and flowers are a simple yet irreplaceable gift of nature to humanity. Be it love, friendship, adulation, heartbreak, life , loss or any other emotion that binds us to this journey of life, flowers are an expression in themselves. Flowers speak where words fail. In this collection, I have tried to retain the supreme beauty of flowers through realism. The lively colours and attention to detail is what gives ‘Floral Realism’ its uniqueness. I truly believe that perfection in art is something that can be strove for but can never be achieved. I sincerely hope to keep striving for that perfection and produce art that shows the desire for the same.