Nature is full of infinite imagery! Especially India! India is visually chaotic but still beautiful and Plein Air is a tool to push me to break new ground. Going outdoor makes me experience, learn, capture and express the beauty around me through my paintings. To me, Plein Air is a meditative process, that helps me become one with nature, have fun and forget the material world around me.
All these are rapid paintings done on location to capture the essence/spirit of the scene, rather than its details. As an animator, sometimes I simplify forms and colours or exaggerate a bit to make the painting expressive. I believe this is a great process to develop my work and focus on the important aspects in a composition. All the learning from this process is reflected in my work.
I put my heart & soul into my work and love losing my mind in the process. For me, art is beyond language - It can take us beyond all boundaries. Sketches/paintings can tell stories, evoke emotions and transport us to our past, present, future and often to a unique world.