I am 73 years old from Hindu family of north India settled in Hyderabad, India. I believe in a universal
'religion of man-in-nature' that transcends the narrow limits of physical world into the world of sublime.
For someone who had close encounter with fine art at a young age, coming back to painting on full time
basis, after a long academic career, was an enjoyable homecoming. Within a short span of eight years I
have done more than 500 digital paintings.
I start with my own 2D compositions in ‘Painter’ and refine these in ‘Photopaint’, Photoshop or
Paintshop Pro. My web site has 15 galleries with about 300 images.
A variety of treatments and effects can be created (or altered) much more easily on the digital canvas
than on a physical canvas. Digital medium gives greater power of creation and aesthetic refinement.
To me spirit (ideas and feelings) is important. But if ideas and feelings drown the aesthetic appeal, it
ceases to be fine art. To me digital painting gives great pleasure when I am working on it. A good work
gives me a sense of aesthetic quality and achievement, more so when I look at it after some time.
Cultural imprint is natural to emerge in my works; sometimes obvious and sometimes subtle. My work
reflects my worldview - which is as much Indian as it is universal. All my abstract works do not speak
the ethnic language. However it is hidden under the composition.