Basket by basket, stone by stone the women laying down India’s roads.
I paint contemporary India, as I find it, from village scene to market place or palace view, but I’m particularly inspired by Indian women. Not just the bold colours or fall and fold of a diaphanous sari, those quintessential things that we find so alluring about them.
Rather by capturing a moment of their lives, veiled, glimpsed or elusive, they help me on my own artistic journey in seeking a fuller sense of my heritage. After all every painter paints themselves and my great question is what can I know of their lives, that might have been mine.
The new collection in the Railings Gallery, paintings and hand-drawn silkscreen prints, are observations on the cultural roles available to Indian women, and their individual and collective journey to empowerment.