"What grabs my attention as an artist is the delicate interplay of rhythms and patterns that abound all around us. Often, we are so careworn that we scarce notice or delight in the gauzy wings of a fly, the rippling of a mountain stream, or the way that light bounces off of a lovingly handled teapot. My paintings communicate the beauty that our focused and orderly lives render inconspicuous to us.
Though I often paint with brushes, my favorite implement is the palette knife. A palette knife is rather unforgiving and forces one to be decisive and quick. One can't pussyfoot around with such a tool, and it is precisely this dramatic intensity that appeals to my artistic sensibilities. When one paints, it is akin to casting a net. With a palette knife, the net has wider holes but it also means that if you catch something, it is bound to be big!My style is highly influenced by the glorious western art movements of impressionism and expressionism, as well as my Indian heritage. Whereas my experiences in the west have freed me to explore subjects in new ways, my Indian roots impart distinct sensibility to my compositions."