Educational Qualifications :
Diploma in Drawing and Painting– London Art College – with Distinction
PGD in Business Admin from Symbiosis – Pune
Diploma in Hotel Mgmt – IHM, Bangalore/ B.A. in Tourism
After over a decade long career in the corporate world, in the sectors of hospitality and later a multi national, I realized that I couldn’t ignore my childhood passion any more . Art has been an enjoyable form of self expression for me since childhood.
Ever inspired by the spaces I inhabit, the places I visit and the people I meet, I enjoy freeing the captured images in my mind onto canvas. I delight in reproducing the play of light and shadow, mood and expression, form and colour of everyday objects and people around me. Painting and sketching are my spiritual journeys. Styles of figurative, landscape and semi-abstract appeal to me. I like experimenting in all kinds of mediums, be it acrylic, charcoal, water colour or soft pastel.
Bidding adieu to my corporate avatar, I completed with a certificate of distinction, a two year online Diploma course in drawing and painting from London Art College. My journey has thus far been beautiful, reflecting my aim which is to evolve with and through art. Apart from very exciting on-site commissioned works for several corporate houses and individuals, my works have adorned the walls of people across several countries. A significant milestone has been a favourable mention and feature of my painting by none other than Mr. Amitabh Bachchan in his official blog.
Exhibitions and Media
I have had a solo Art show in collaboration with a commercial establishment in 2018 and a solo exhibition,“ Soul Colours” at Chemould Art Gallery, Kolkata in 2015 and two solo booth displays in Mumbai at Nehru Centre and Bombay Convention Centre, Goregaon. I have participated in over two dozen group exhibitions in the past few years across the country in Mumbai, Jaipur ,Delhi and Kolkata. My art works and I have been featured in articles appearing in leading newspapers such as the Telegraph , Times of India – Calcutta Times and Bombay Times, Ananda Bazar Patrika and Pratidin.
My exhibition details :
Solo Exhibitions /Solo Booth Displays
Solo exhibition – April 2018 – in collaboration with a state-of-the-art boutique dealing with Interior works, Kolkata
The Art Enclave- October 2016 – Mumbai, Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre – solo booth at UBM Index International Interiors & Design Fair
Kala spandan international art festival – February 2016, Nehru Centre, Mumbai
Commissioned Art assignment – on-site paintings of interiors and exteriors for a boutique hotel in Mashobra ( Simla) –October 2016 ( for the premise as well as for calender illustration ).
Chemould Art Gallery- Solo Exhibition February 2015
Hotel Hindustan International – Solo Displays Dec 2013, April 2015
India art Festival- Nehru Centre, Mumbai – February 2018
Indian Centre for Cultural Relations- ICCR- Oct 2017
Jaipur Art Summit – Dec 2016
India Art Festival – Nehru Centre, Mumbai – Nov 2015
Lokayata Art Gallery- New Delhi – April 2015
Indian Centre for Cultural Relations- ICCR – August 2013, March 2014, April 2014, June 2014, March 2015, Nov 2016
Academy of Fine Arts , Kolkata– June 2015 , Jyoti Basu Birth Centenary
Birla Academy of Art & Culture- Sept 2013, June 2014, Oct 2014
Chemould Art Gallery – Jan 2014, August 2014
Sree Art Gallery – May 2014
Palladian Lounge – Bengal Chamber of Commerce – Sept, 2009