I am an artist both by instinct and by training. I belong to the Eastern Indian state of Bengal which is known for its strong artistic traditions. I developed an interest in painting at an early age through rangoli (traditional designs made on the floor and walls in Bengal). I won awards at a number of national and international painting competitions while still at school.
I received formal training in art at Delhi’s College of Art where I was taught by some of India’s leading painters including Manjit Singh Bawa, Bimal Dasgupta and Bishwanath Mukherjee.
My specialization was in commercial art and for many years I worked as a freelance commercial artist.
I took up oil-on-canvas paintings seriously in 2006. Since then I have made more than 150 paintings of which more than three fourths have been sold. The imaginative use of space and colours has been my strong point.
I have held thirteen solo exhibitions and a number of group exhibitions till date. I have attended a number of workshops in and around New Delhi.