Art has been in my life for as long as I can remember. I would doodle in my textbooks much to my teachers chagrin and later continued to do so in air, tracing the edges of everything in sight, prompting weird glances from those around!

As I grew older, I studied math and electronics and did my post graduation in advertising. Art took a backseat with everything else that  was going on. It was only in the November of 2005 that I decided to start painting again and it has been the best decision of my life. It has enriched my life in so many marvelous ways.

I discovered pastels by accident. After starting with oils in November, the fumes started hurting my eyes and I turned to soft pastels. It was love at first touch. The immediacy of the medium is what I love the most; I don't need to wait for paint to dry and can apply the pigment directly to the paper. To see and feel the vivid colors go on smoothly is pure joy.

I paint whatever excites me. Over time, I have found that I need to feel a story emerging from my paintings to be excited about them. I am partial to night scenes (in an urban and landscape setting) and unique still lifes.

Thank you for dropping by and I hope you enjoy my work.