Fusion folk art of India
Without black, no color has any depth
Without White, there is no brightness
Without colors, there is no life
Together all create life with depth and brightness
I am an artist who focuses on two traditional art forms from India – Madhubani and Warli. I have a Ph.D. in Social Work. While working as a professional social worker back in India, I got exposed to different forms of folk arts in their natural setting and was very inspired by them. I do not have any formal training in art, it was just a hobby. In 2013, when my son turned three, I decided to pursue my hobby as a profession. I started making paintings in Madhubani style and experimenting the fusion with Warli art form. In 2014, I got my first break to do a solo art exhibition at Ameriprise Financial in downtown San Jose for 3 months. In 2015, I won third place in mixed media painting category among 136 artist participants at Monterey Bay Artisans 12” X 12” open invitation competition. For last three years, I have been exhibiting my work at art galleries, juried art festivals and craft shows in South bay.