grew up in New Delhi, India but the US has been my home far longer. I paint in various mediums, most favorite of which is watercolor. I have no formal training in painting but I have learned much from wonderful books by great artists who have generously shared their knowledge and experience of painting with their readers. I left India a long time ago but India has not left me yet. I use the colors, motifs and textures of my natal land quite a lot but the natural world also influences my work. My yoga art is centered around the elephant, most beloved of Indian animals. I love the color magenta, the ubiquitous color in all things Indian and peacock, both the bird and the color, elephants and monkeys. At the same time, what I see in my backyard also moves me to capture it on paper. My style is eclectic determined by the subject matter.