My name is Pon, and I moved to the US in my early 20s from India. My love for painting started
at the age of thirteen, when I bought 3 tubes of color – Red, Blue, and Yellow with the pocket
money that I made helping my dad with his small business. I didn’t know it then, but those colors
began to dance around in my head from then on!! Living in the US opened a whole new art
world with its beautiful museums and amazing art galleries. I think art transcends borders and
boundaries and brings people from different walks of life and different opinions and beliefs
I have lived and traveled extensively around the US and abroad. My travels and the people I
meet are my inspiration. I am fascinated with the small brush strokes of French impressionism
and the minimalistic art of Japan. A visit to the Japanese paper store inspired me to create a
whole new series and I knew instinctively that I had to incorporate Japanese rice paper in my
I am fascinated with colors and the patterns they create in nature. I am inspired by the journey of
humanity and its growth despite the challenges. I use rice paper to depict growth over layers of
bright colors. As a visual artist with a semi abstract style, the totally different interpretations
from the audience keeps me intrigued and motivated. I am a self-taught artist and I use acrylic
medium for it its versatility.
I am happy to share that my painting, "Organic Growth" won a Special Merit Award at the Annual Abstracts Art Competition.
I am happy to share that my painting, "Organic Growth" just won a Special Merit Award at the Annual Abstracts Art Competition.