'My personal philosophy is to open people's minds to the beauty of our times and the scenes of everyday life around us' - usha

Friday, August 28, 2020

the ongoing- Online Art Show - OnArt Fair- by Mojarto

 'Indian Landscapes' - paintings of the 'The Drawing Room Musings' series of paintings are displayed in this new kind of Virtual Art Show organized by Mojarto.com

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Pleased to be part of the ongoing virtual art show organized by Mojarto.com, and NDTV undertaking.

The show has started off today, and will be happening through 28 29 30 August.2020. I guess this is going to be the new norm, of viewing paintings online. The human socializing element may be lesser, but we may have to go through this for some more time I guess, until the Global corona virus pandemic resolves. Praying that it all gets over as fast as it came up.

Thinking on the brighter side, probably more people will be able to view online in the comfort of their homes. And the possibility of showing the real art online to a bigger audience is a new encouraging experience.

Registration is required to view the show online, and the last 2 days comes free.- 

Click OnArt Fair to instantly register and start visiting the booths of 75 artists if India, including mine. A great opportunity to view the best of art in the comfort of our home.

Happy viewing.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Perceptions and Explorations - group art show - Bengaluru

My recent group art exhibition - 'Perceptions and Explorations' was held from 27 January 2020 uptil 2nd February 2020.
Curated by artist Shyamala Ramanand and inaugurated by 3 eminent artists of Bengaluru - Sri Chandranath Acharya, Sri Baburao Nadoni and Sri Eby N Joseph, -  it was a show case of paintings by seven artists including me and the curator too. An amalgamation of various styles and subjects was presented in this show. 

I met and made new artist friends, which made the show an unforgettable one.

I took up my favorite subject of 'Body Language' again and presented a part 2 of this series in the form of figurative paintings. Introducing a little texture and palette knife work this time and also using pastel shades, I really enjoyed painting this series.

Sharing the paintings I had displayed here, and some beautiful moments of the show here - 

Strength of a Woman
acrylic on canvas
size: 16x20x1 inches

Deep in Thought
acrylic on canvas
size: 16x20x1  inches

In Confidence
acrylic on canvas
size: 18x24x1 inches

acrylic on canvas
size: 18x24x1 inches

acrylic on canvas
size: 28x34x1 inches

acrylic on canvas
size: 18x24x1 inches
-In a private collection now -

Retirement Solution
acrylic on canvas
size: 18x24x1 inches

Silent Conversation
acrylic on canvas
16x20x1 inches

acrylic on canvas
size: 16x20x1 inches

Inauguration of Perceptions and Explorations group Art show


Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Saalu Marada Thimmakka - Padmashree Awardee - Art show at Jaynagar Bengaluru

It was with great happiness I agreed instantly when Curator/Artist Jagdish Kadur requested me to paint on the subject of 2019 Padmashree Awardee Thimmakka who has made ours a greener planet to live in.

'Saalu Marada Thimmakka' literally means - Thimmakka of Wayside Trees. 

Thimmakka is a 107 years young lady who has been planting and nurturing trees all through her lifetime, and is still doing it. She had undergone many a mental trauma due to rejection from the conservative society that she lived in the village side as she never begot children. But Thimmakka and her husband took life as a challenge and planted thousands of trees on the wayside of the highway from her village, leading to Kadur town in Karnataka. 

It was a moment of pride for artist Jagdish Kadur hailing from the same town to honor her, and hence the art show came into being, with a number of artists (including me), depicting Thimmakka and her achievements on their canvas. As aritst Jagdish Kadur also runs an art school for children, they were also given the opportunity to paint and display in this wonderful art show.

The group art show 'Saalu Marada Thimmakka'  started 19th January 2020 goes through till 10th February 2020. Venue - Vinscent Art Galleria' Jaynagar Bengaluru. Please do visit.

With great pleasure, I share some memorable moments shared to me by artist Jagdish Kadur, as I was unable to attend the Inauguration which was graced by 'Thimmakka' herself. A wonderful moment in life that I have missed.

'Smile of Mother Nature'
Saalu Marada Thimmakka
Acrylic painting on canvas
size: 24x30 inches

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Some beautiful moments- Celebration of Human colors - portrait group art show

'Celebration of Human Colors' group art show from 14th November to 20th November 2019 is one of a kind 'Portrait Group Art Show'.

Portrait paintings of many veteran portrait artists of Karnataka past and present were displayed. Together on display were portrait paintings, sketches and sculptures of participating artists. Was happy to display two of my portrait paintings in this show.

It was a wonderful seven days as I had the opportunity to meet the veteran artists of Karnataka.
Here are a few memorable moments during the show.

With distinguished Veteran Artist JMS Mani

With Artist Mrs Rekha Rao Hebbar (daughter of renowned artist late
K K Hebbar) and Mrs Shyamala Ramanad - curator of the show

With fellow artists Mrs Usha Rai and Mrs Raji Chacko

With Chief Guest of the show Mr. Sanjay Sahay - IPS, ADGP 
Police Computer Wing - Govt of Karnataka, and fellow artist Mr Krishnamoorthy N

With renowned artist Babu Jattakar

Visit by young and popular Kannada cine actor Nikitha Narayan known for her role in 
the Kannada movie 'Mugulu Nage' as female lead with renowned actor Ganesh.

Young Kannada actress Nikitha with family conveyed her appreciation of my paintings by phone
as I had missed their visit.