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 Cotswold Christmas Fair, are observations on the cultural roles available to Indian women, and their individual and collective journey to empowerment.