I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way... - Georgia O'Keefe
Sonali is a multiple international award winning contemporary artist. She has been written about in various magazines and has been invited to talk about art on local Austin community radio. She also writes blogs to promote the power of art in the healing process of mind and body motivating others by her own personal experiences. She has exhibited internationally and her artworks are in private collections around the world. A portion of her sales are going to an Old age home in Patiala, India. She also auctions her paintings at local fundraisers.
Her body of work is diverse - from representational to abstract. Her paintings are profoundly imbued with emotional content that she articulates through a range of styles. Her expressions are strong, bold and compelling. Cultural expectations and struggle take a center stage in her works. Her subjects are real, and whether happy or sad, she paints it in her own personal style. The unique part about her is that she ends her artwork with an inspirational note as she believes that it's not what the situations are but how they are dealt with. She mainly works on canvas with oil and acrylic paints. Palette knife and barbecue skewer are her favorite tools.
Some of her paintings are inspired by Picasso because of her liking for his cubism style that gives depth to the work. Also, Georgia O’Keeffe because not only was she a bold personality, but she found her ability to isolate one aspect of a subject and blow it up large scale on canvas quite appealing.
She had the fortune of traveling around the world, had opportunities to get international exposure. What started as a part time hobby has now become a full time profession.
Born and raised in India, she currently lives in Austin, Texas with her husband.
Art is my voice. This is the only place where I can be myself and it's a true reflection of who I am.
My aim is to help clients realize their creative side and empower them with my positive vibes. I offer my consultancy to help people figure out the right piece of art for the right setting or space. Many times it is not easy for people to visualize how a certain painting would look like on a wall. The décor style is an extension of yourself and communicates so much about your personality. My intent is to make my art conversational and make viewers to look within and see what it says to them. Art should move you and not just hang on the wall. I feel, even if a drop of inspiration or encouragement becomes a reservoir of confidence and creativity in someone's life, it would be worth it. And that’s how “Serene Compositions” came into existence. It makes me very happy to see my clients, art collectors and fans happy.
My work is an expression of the psychological and emotional interpretation of events. Each painting I create allows me to grow and what I learn, I share it with the world through my art. I work with 2-3 paintings at a time. My psychologist mind makes me want to study people which inspires me to paint human forms as I feel it evokes different emotions but at the same time I don't hold back on my creativity and push my cultural restraints to express my thoughts on any issue or subject. I believe that this whole world is beautiful and inspirational. Therefore, I like challenging myself and testing the waters for new possibilities.
I am in a constant state of gratefulness to God who has taken me to where I am and to where I am headed.
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