Born and raised in Steel City, Jamshedpur, I developed a fascination for painting at the age of 12. I decided to pursue arts and graduated from Govt College of Arts & Crafts (GCAC), Kolkata in 1990. I was chosen under the Young Artists Category for a West Bengal Government project by Tathya Kendra, Kolkata in 1986. My debut show was in 1994 at Chitra Kala Parishad, Bangalore where I participated in a group show of young artists. In 1996, I was a part of another group show at The Art Konsult, New Delhi.
Water colour remains my forte and I like to capture the nature, landscapes and environment at its best through my work. Since my childhood, I have been attracted towards water colour which is considered to be one of the most challenging mediums to indulge in. I have attempted at mixed media which helps me explore this texture even more. My deep love and respect for nature has never wavered and through my work, I try to convey the beauty, majesty, and intelligence in my subjects.
I always hope that my creations will pull the viewer in to feel the same awe and fascination that I do when I see nature in person. Over the years, water colour has become my favorite art medium and now I explore it further and develop my own style, a unique style characterized by strong brush strokes that impart a sense of freedom of spirit.
My current repertoire is a unique ensemble of British School art and textured water colour. My solo debut ‘Relate’ at The Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi in August 2011 was a joyous and optimistic ensemble of trees, natural landscapes and experimental work exuding a vivid and vital energy. “Universal Truths”, a group exhibition at Gallery Defence, New Delhi in September this year was explicitly bold and conveyed the rhythms in human anatomy along with the inherent rhythm of Mother Nature.