Artist Statement -

The smell and feel of colors seeps and soaks me in my own drawings.
What a pleasure it is to be able to draw and express.
A Gods gift indeed.
Drawing a human figure inspires and gratifies me like nothing else.
I do compose poetry in Hindi on and off. But like drawing poetry does not flow very often.
I have traveled to varied destinations and thus got exposed to art, craft and literature of different countries and lands.
It helped me to collect lots of experiences and
in sight into different cultures and living styles.

Stories of lives being played out can be told in long essays or, as I choose, in sketches and drawings.
I have sought to express on paper with certain shades of dark and light charcoal and ink, a few strokes – figurative, architectural – to offer a glimpse into the lives of people I saw. Whether it was during long walks in Vrindavan or Gwalior or in the fast-paced Mumbai, I became aware of the many stories that people's lives tell.
I realized the strength and survival instinct not only of people but also of places I came across. Even a peeling wall or a broken door could tell details of survival which I would never have heared or I would have knowingly missed.

Extraordinary people – these survivors - were speaking to me through their clothes and the contours of their bodies; an old and ragged bag or a worn-out slipper told me a lot about what life had done to their owners and how these people had coped with the events, with dignity, in their lives.

Artist Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions:
2003 : Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India.
2003 : Gallery Artland, Kalaghoda, Mumbai.
2000 : Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India.
1999 : Gallery Hotel Spice, Prince's warf, Auckland.
1998: Malaka Spice,Koregaonpark,Pune,India.
1997 : Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India.
1997 : Studio 51J, Sagar Mahal, Bulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai.
1996 : Art Gallery, Hotel Leela Keminsky, Mumbai.
1995 : Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Worli, Mumbai, India.
1994 : University Club, Washington DC, USA.
1994 : Indian Embassy, Washington DC, USA.
1994 : Gandhi memorial centre, Bethesda, USA.
1993 : Gymkhana Club, Maryland, USA.
1992 : Shahu Smark Art Gallery, Kolhapur, India.
1989 : Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India.
1987 : Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India.
1983 : Hotel green View, Nasik, India.

In participation :
2005: Gallery L'Essence, Boston,USA.
2002 : AUT University, Takapuna, Auckland, NZ.
2000: For Artists for Peace at Art Gallery Hotel du Rhone,
2000 : Kalaghoda association, Mumbai.
1998, 1999 : Gallerie Inn, Holiday Inn, Pune, India.
1998 : Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai.
1997, : For Artist for Peace, City Centre, Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
1997,98,99 : Harmony Show at Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai,
1996 : Art Trust, Y.B.Chavan Art Gallery, Colaba, Mumbai, India.
1995 : Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai, India.
1992, 97 : Bombay Art Society, Jehangir Gallery, Mumbai, India.
1992 : Tilak Smark Trust, Pune, India.
1974 : Artists' Centre, Kalaghoda, Mumbai, India.
1964 : Nabha Art & Craft School, Nabha, India.

Awards :
1964 : Second Prize in North Zone Drawing Competition, Nabha,
1974 : Bronze Medal in an open competition for women held by
Artist Centre, Mumbai, India.
1992 : Commendation Certificate from Tilak Smark Trust Pune,


B.Sc. (Hons.), M. Sc. (Botany) Pb Univ
Ph.D. (Botany with Tissue culture) Shivaji Univ
Graduate Teachers Training - NZ

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