I am proud to be born in India. It is a country endowed with natural beauty and rich heritage. I have great respect for the mighty Himalayas and the river Ganges. For me, the Himalaya is the symbol of strength and the Ganges is the flow of energy. I have traveled the Himalayan region, from Jammu and Kashmir to Sikkim, and followed the Ganges from Gangotri to Kolkata. All this has brought me close to the nature and has inspired me to paint landscapes. It is a divine experience to have a feeling of being a part of nature.
I am a self taught artist who has learnt through experimentation. My solo exhibition at Lalit Kala Academy gave me a chance to interact with contemporary artists and art critics and further contributed to my progress in the field of art. I have been continuously using water colors on paper and oil on canvas since 1975. Due to familial responsibilities, I had to stop painting in 1995. After a gap of 17 years, I picked up the brush again in 2012. For me, the subject, technique, material and involvement, all are important. My style of painting is a combination of realism and expressionism. With the passage of time, I feel more confident and mature, and more open to change.