Based in India, I'm largely a professional painter, though I studied Science around forty years ago. At that time I explored collage and photography rather than painting, so it's been a joy to rediscover paint after graduation. Then studied Art for 5 years and then got into professional art world.
I am completely captivated by people, absorbed by portraits and the figure. Whether just for my own enjoyment or for private commission, I love to use my brush and paints to creatively capture a likeness. I like to make marks with my paint, rather than try for a photographic smoothness, but regardless, the end result should be an accurate observation, created with painterly expressive marks. In my life drawing, I also love to explore mark making - building up my drawing with a complex pattern of marks and varied line. Art is life for me.