I am doing a little fund raiser on IndieGoGo to take my art to the next level: Next summer, I want to hit the professional art festivals in the mid-west including Madison's Art Fair on the Square. I need your help and support for getting there. Please check out my campaign by clicking the link below, contribute whatever you can and help me spread the word about my works. And I have some wonderful perks for you along the way. In case you are new to my works, please check out my facebook page and mywebsite.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Fawkes, the Phoenix is one of my latest paintings, completed just 3 weeks back for my show at the Yahara Bay Distillery. And with this show, I reached another milestone in my art career - I have sold 100+ paintings since Feb 2012. It feels such an accomplishment for someone who is not trained as an artist. It was also great to see all my friends who have been encouraging me down this career path since day 1 at the reception. It was a great evening. The show runs for two more week at The Gallery at Yahara Bay.
Saturday, June 29, 2013
a title... Here is one of the latest Kolam paintings I finished today. Beautiful Blues with a little bit of black and gold. I have asked my wonderful fans on facebook to help me come up with a title and one will get chosen by the end of the day on Monday, July 1. The fan who comes up with the title will get a print of the painting! Win, win!!!
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
A few months back, I got one of my paintings printed as notecards by a local company. Though they did a very good job, I was not happy with the way my colors was showing up in regular print. Since then, I have printed glossy photos of my artwork and create blank notecards with them. Though the work is a little more time consuming I am liking the end product on how the cards look! They are available for purchase at my online shop. I am for now, selling the prints only at summer fairs. Even the cards seem to do so well in those events. Here is a list of events you can find us this summer.
Henna style Abstract Paintings
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Spring is almost here and summer will be upon us soon and with summer comes all the wonderful summer fairs. This year I am planning to do more events than I did last year! And the month of May is already looking to be pretty busy and I am starting to paint a lot, both large and small pieces in preparing to be ready for the summer events. Here is a series of small works I am doing for the summer shows - all of these are on 6" x 6", Textured acrylics on canvas. Sides are painted the same background colors and the right & left ones have patterns. These definitely add a little extra color to one's space!
Friday, February 22, 2013
A couple of weeks back we were on the West Coast and got the chance to go to de Young, one of the Fine Art Museums in San Francisco, with one of our friends. The "Girl with a Pearl Earring" by Vermeer was on special exhibit and it was a wonderful experience to see it in person and spend some time taking it all in. We did the docent tour of the special exhibit and our docent was very knowledgeable and pointed out so many things one wouldn't know or easily miss.
One of the most memorable paintings for me, other than the Girl with a Pearl Earring, of course, was the "Fauna and Flora of the Pacific" by Miguel Covarrubias. For me as a biologist, I was very impressed how he brought everything together so wonderfully and also mind-blowing that I have never seen even a map like this before. I came away with more inspiration to continue to work on my Henna Animals series.
And as we rounded off American Contemporary work, we came away with a lot of thought and discussion as to what is art and which art belongs in a museum, especially seeing a work of huge canvas painted with a black and blue border and left white otherwise (The blue made the white whiter and black blacker).
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
It has been one year since I started showing my art in public in WI. Its been an amazing one year with 16+ shows, 60+ paintings sold. I am now booked to show my works at different venues all the way till August 2013 (well, except in June!). For this month I have a 35 pieces showing in 5 different venues. The most recent being at Art and Soul Tattoo & Gallery in New Glarus, WI. I also have 2 pieces for a group show at the UW hospital, 2 pieces at a salon/gallery in Chicago, 2 pieces at another group show at Sauk City and a few more pieces in a coffee shop on State Street in Madison. If you are in the neighborhood, stop by any of these places and check out my work in person!