1. Anjuli (Not For Sale)Oil Pastel on Board 12” x 18”
Anjuli is a beautiful 12 yr old girl who is a voracious reader. I have never seen such a young girl reading that intensely all the time, instead of playing video games! She caught my attention immediately in appreciation. This painting is the result of the photograph I took of her, when she had no clue that I was taking her picture and what was going to become of it!
Not for Sale
2. Peruvian MorningOil on Canvas 16” x 20”
I was walking around in Cuzco, Peru one early morning, the ancient Inca Capital. It was absolutely amazing how the colorful balconies and the morning shadows made such beautiful images. I have so many photos of them I could paint the same theme again and again. This Painting is one my favorites!
3. Brick Patio with StainsOil on Canvas 20” x 30”
This is from a photograph that I took in a cafe patio in New Orleans. The mold and pizza stains on the brick patio and the shadows of the patio chair and table seems to make a beautiful design and a very nice composition. I could not pass this by. Once again, lights and shadows always seem to challenge me. This painting won the Best of Show in one of the local art competitions.
4. ‘Chellmuthu’Graphite Drawing on Board 16” x 20”
I love to take pictures of random citizens in the streets. I am sure he was not quite impressed about the extreme wrinkles and aging of his face… but that makes one of the most challenging subjects for an artist. Chellamuthu (fictional local name given by me) was a simple guy in India near a Temple awaiting alms from the visitors.
Of course, I did reward him for donating this unforgettable Image to me!
5. Grand CruOil Pastel on Board 16” x 20”
My wife and I were in one of the Grand Cru Vineyards in Burgundy, France, when this combination of bright colored leaves and Pinot Noir grapes caught my attention. The whole experience was beautiful, and to see such colors made me feel like I was in heaven. Of course, a little wine tasting added fizz to that feeling! This was the first painting that I experimented with Oil pastels and I love the way it turned out.
6. The Time KeeperOil on Canvas 32” x 22”
Perhaps this is one of the best paintings that I have ever done. At least that is what I hear from anyone who has seen this. Needless to say, this painting reflects my desire to paint bright colors with shadows and reflections. This Grandfather clock was my own father’s gift to me. I arranged the lighting to get the best of reflections and shadows and shot this picture. I don’t know how I will ever let this painting go!
7. Cowboy in the CanyonOil on Canvas 30” x 30”
This was from a photograph that I took in Canyon De Chelly, AZ. The deep orange color and the expanse of the canyon was fascinating to me. The photograph was rather plain. After I painted it I just could not see the magnificence of the canyon in my painting that I wanted to express. I struggled with it for a while. I found an image of the white horse and the cowboy to paint, but I had to imagine and modify its stance on a sloping ground to make it work. When I painted the horse, the canyon came to life! I learned a lot of lessons in this one.
8. New England OctoberOil on Masonite 32” x 58”
The cool moisture, fall colors and fog…really refreshing! That is what I want to express in this painting. The distant fog and the moist asphalt seems to make it happen. The colors of the leaves in October are of course spectacular in New England. This is one of the largest paintings that I have done, and is now hanging in my daughter’s home.
9. Tail Lights in the RainPastel on Paper 12” x 16”
This is quick drawing of a scene that I was in, driving in a rainy night against high beam lights. The headlights were so blinding and all I could do was to follow the only thing I could…the tail taillights of the truck across a narrow bridge. That was blind faith!
10. YercaudOil on Canvas 18” x 24”
This is a painting of wild flowers that I found on a foggy day in Yercaud, a mountain resort in southern India near my home town Salem. I can’t ever forget the days I spent riding a bike with my brother, sisters and friends to Yercaud.
11. Fish CreekOil on Canvas 24” x 36”
This is an unnamed creek that I call the ‘Fish Creek’ in the Smokey Mountains. It was a great challenge for me to paint the water and the ripples with reflections and shadows of the trees. The most amazing part is the very contrasting blue reflection of the sky unseen! Just in case you have any doubts, there are ‘fish’ in the creek! I wonder where the fisherman who owns the truck parked behind the trees was?
12. AppenzalOil on Canvas 18” x 24”
I took this photograph early morning in a village called Appenzell in Switzerland. The near horizontal sunlight at sunrise causing the shadows on the Chateau was simply unreal. I had to get this in a painting. I don’t even know if anyone was awake for the next 5 hours!
13. Roadblock at LincolnOil on Canvas 16” x 20”
This is an impressionistic painting of Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. I took this photo quickly at the road block on a rainy night. The lights glowing with a halo around fascinated me.
14. The Dog and His Best FriendOil on Canvas 20” x 16”
One morning I took this picture of a poor old man by the hut with a zoom from a distance in India. He had never seen a camera and much less a zoom lens, and thought that I had a gun pointed at him! The picture was shot just before he was startled and started asking me questions! I had to dismantle the camera and then went near him to calm him down. The painting when complete seemed lifeless, until I added his best friend to give life to the painting!
15. AnguishOil on Canvas 20” x 36”
I was in Haiti on a Charitable Medical Mission. This man caught my attention because of the anguish he showed in his expressions while he was waiting for days to see his family member recover from a serious illness. I don’t know how many sleepless nights he had, but his eyes could not hide it!
16. ‘Venkanna’Pastel on Paper 36” x 20”
‘Venkanna’ was a blind man looking for alms in a Hindu Temple in rural India. I was fascinated to see how he fixed his broken glasses with a tie around his head and tape in the middle…and he still couldn’t see well. I guess he could probably see light and movements and not more. He was well taken care of by me for posing for me. I think his face told me so many stories of his life past.
17. Red, White and LightOil on Canvas 24” x 18”
I arranged these wine bottles and took a photo of the beautiful shadows, against the decorated wooden inlay tray. I wanted to show the bright lights passing through the glass into its own shadow. The hardest time I had was to make the red wine look ‘red’! It was a glass of just black liquor, until I painted a thin line of Crimson at the wine-glass interface!
18. Alpine SpringOil on Canvas 16” x 16”
This Alpine Valley in Germany was full of these Wild Yellow flowers, adding a colorful contrast to the blue mountains!
19. Appalachian FallOil on Canvas Board 16” x 20”
The breathtakingly still reflections in a lake in Appalachian Mountains in early fall. I thought the curved, half fallen dead tree and its reflection, makes a beautiful composition.
20. Antelopes in the ValleyOil on Canvas 18” x 36”
I shot the photo of this beautiful scenery with antelopes in Badlands National Park in South Dakota. I added the distant mountains to give perception for the vastness of the valley. It was quite a challenge for me make wind swept dry grass look like dry grass!
21. Lazy Sunday MorningOil on Canvas Board 16” x 20”
I took this photo of this boat on an early Sunday morning in a small fishing village in Patagonia, Chile. The early morning pale yellow glow of the sun was a refreshing feeling on a cold morning. I wanted to be able to feel the sun in this painting, and I believe I do.
22. The Light HouseOil on Canvas 30” x 40”
This painting is entirely out of my imagination. I visualized this ‘moon rise’ and distant light house at early night and came up with this.
23. ‘Jasmine’Oil on Canvas Board 16” x 20”
‘Jasmine” was a cheerful little girl in our small village in India who used to play with my daughter about the same age. It is a Hindu tradition to wear decorative flowers in their hair and the Bindi in the forehead. Her smile was priceless!
24. Nude with Red HairOil on Canvas 24” x 12”
Appreciation of the beauty of the Female body is one of the most common expressions in art. As a Cosmetic Surgeon, for me, it is integral to my business too. This is a quick impressionism out of my imagination.
25. AdirondackOil on Canvas 26” x 46”
This an attempt by me to be ‘cubical’ impressionist. This is a painting of a roadside creek in Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York.
26. ‘Chloe’Oil on Canvas 24” x 36”
I do some charitable medical work in Haiti. I also walk around with a camera at all times to get some candid pictures of the locals. As poor as the nation may be, I was very impressed with women always wearing clean and colorful clothing, and hats! Often, I end up with very surprising photographs…like this lady who heard the clicks of my Camera and turned around in surprise to give me such a beautiful image!
27. The CanalOil on Canvas 32” x 40”
The Venetian Canals offer such challenging sceneries to paint. This one is mine. The original photograph was taken on a cloudy day reflecting an uncharacteristic sky. I changed it into a blue-sky reflection and added some low-level sunlight to brighten the picture. That seemed to make the boats come alive.
28. Arctic SunriseOil on Canvas 24” x 36”
This was the scenery my wife and I had at a restaurant in Northern Iceland facing the Arctic Ocean at breakfast. The wretched and cold weather often brings out spectacular scenes.
29. Bougainvilleas by the WindowOil on Board 18” x 14”
In this painting, I have tried to catch the Bougainvillea flowers, the shadows, the reflections as well as the light coming through the window of a restaurant.
30. Breakfast TableOil on Canvas 20” x 20”
The play of morning sunlight and the shadow it creates is a compelling theme in this painting.
31. ‘Josephine’Oil on Canvas 18” x 24”
I happened to see this beautiful young lady in one of the Caribbean festivals walking along with others in a festive mood. I took her picture with a zoom lens from a distance and yet she found me and gave me this smile of approval! I eliminated her other friends in this painting to bring out the charm.
32. Orange SunsetOil on Canvas Board 16” x 20”
The orange glow of an early morning sunlight in fog makes this scenery very interesting.
33. A Trucker’s LifeOil on Canvas Board 18” x 24”
This is completely out of my imagination in an attempt to show the distant car lights in the fog and a truck in front of me against an Orange glow of morning sunlight.
34. The Cobblestone AlleyOil Pastels on Board 27” x 18”
This is a late-night scene in a back alley behind the bars in a small village in Peru.
35. The ElkOil on Canvas Board 20” x 16”
An early morning photoshoot at the Yellowstone National Park resulted in this picture of the Elk having its breakfast!
36. Darien MotherOil on Canvas 24” x 16”
This is a portrait of a mother at the Darian Jungles in Panama. It was a very interesting tour to the Darian Jungles in Panama to observe the primitive culture.
37. Canadian RockiesOil on Canvas Board 20” x 30”
This beautiful boat house is somewhere in Northern Alberta decorating the Canadian Rockies. The deep green color of this calm lake was due to a mixture of Algae and sediments of Sandstone washed into it by the rivers. The boat ride in this lake between beautiful glacial mountains was one of the most memorable trips we had!
38. The Bridge at SunrisePastel on Board 16” x 20”
This beautiful sunrise was at a remote bridge in the Italian Alps. The early morning sun hitting the tops of the trees against the shadow side of the mountain was such a beautiful contrast, that it became an inspiration to me.
39. Alpine SunriseOil on Canvas 24” x 36”
I was so impressed by this morning sunlight passing through the trees and also creating bright and blinding fog, by the roadside at the Dolomites in Italy. The transparent leaves add to this spectacular and refreshing morning. This picture, to me, is a beautiful ‘dance’ between light and shadows.
40. Morning Walk at the BeachOil on Canvas 24” x 24”
This was my first attempt to paint the sand. The intricate design of the shell simply adds texture to the scene.
41. The Balloon LampOil on canvas Board 20” x 16”
My daughter’s favorite doll, the Curious George, sitting by the side of her Balloon night lamp, protecting my two-year-old daughter, when she was asleep. I liked the incredible play of the shadows and light, making this a memorable one.
42. The Boat Ramp at Jenny LakeOil on Canvas 24” x 18”
Photographing this lake with a Polarizing Filter results in the a near-transparent water at Jenny Lake in The Grand Tetons, WY.
43. Mom's ReclinerCrayon on Paper 8” x 11”
This is a quick drawing of the recliner and the lamp that Mom always used.
44. Peacock FeatherOil on Canvas Board 20” x 30”
An appreciation of the intricate architecture and colors of the Peacock feather in close up.
45. New York by NightPastel on Canvas Board 16” x 20”
It was a foggy, rainy and dingy night in New York and this was how The Empire State building looked from my brother’s apartment in Manhattan, NY. The city light lit up the fog in the sky which was completely hiding the Empire State. The only thing that was visible was the glow of the lights at the tower…eerie!
46. SolitudeOil on Canvas 16” x 20”
The ‘girl’ in this picture enjoying a moment of solitude was my own daughter, drinking Coca Cola under white umbrellas. I wonder what she was really thinking about, so deep?
47. The Chilean Rancher and his CompanionsOil on Canvas 24” x 40”
We were at a ranch in Chile, near Santiago. This rancher put on a show making his horse dance and do many tricks. The dog chased his owner creating a dust cloud that added life to the scene.
48. Paula in JeansOil on Canvas 24” x 36”
A beautiful female body is a treasure for an artist. ‘Paula in Jeans’ is mine. Paula is a cheerful and lovely lady who, lucky for me, posed for me to get this painting and another one. The dark background and her faint red hair seems to make her mysterious, I think.
49. The GiggleOil on Canvas 36” x 24”
A spontaneous giggle from Paula, during the modeling photography, resulted in this beautiful painting.
50. Storm Clouds over LilliesOil on Canvas 30” x 40”
This is a painting of lilies at the Longwood Garden in Pennsylvania. There was a strong storm cloud gathering just as I approached the Lillie Pond and started just drizzling. The first few heavy raindrops creating the ripples in the pond reflecting the clouds was the announcement of ‘war’ against the ‘peaceful’ lilies!
51. World’s EndOil on Canvas 36” x 48”
This was a spectacular scenery that I found at the "World’s End State Park" in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania one fall evening sunset. My conclusion was that if the world just ended at this place at this time, that would surely mean this is the gateway to heaven… I wouldn’t mind that at all!
52. Buffalo BillOil on Canvas Board 18” x 24”
"Bill” (fictitious name) was a 12-year-old boy herding water buffalos in India. The original painting was a bland blue and green scenery and I did not finish it for 10 years. One day, after 10 years I picked it back up and changed all the color scheme, the sun light on a muggy day from behind, highlighting Bill’s rib cage and the transparent ears of the Buffalo. I wanted everyone to hear and feel the heavy breathing of the beast.
53. Late Night at the RialtoOil Pastel on Board 20” x 30”
This is how it looked late night from the Rialto Bridge in Venice. In Venice, it is very unusual to see the area with no one, even late night, when it is still usually crowded with tourists. To see the world-famous Gondolas and the Restaurants empty was an eerie sight indeed. The lights reflecting in the water added ‘sizzle’ to the eeriness.
54. The Skeleton CrewOil on Canvas Board 24” x 18”
The trees without leaves in early winter in Catskills Mountains, New York, stood out like skeletons, unable to provide services like that of full and cheerful trees in the Spring.
55. After the FloodOil on Canvas 36” x 24”
This was a little lazy creek, that decided to show all its might after the floods! “Don’t you ever underestimate me again,” the creek said to me!
56. Fall LeavesOil on Canvas Board 24” x 18”
Maple leaves in early fall holding on in the last days of their lives.
57. Marina by the NightOil on Canvas Board 24" x 18”
This is from an out of focus photograph of the Marina at night near Portofino, Italy.
58. Mersey RiverOil on Canvas 48” x 30”
We stayed in a remote Chalet at the Mersey River in Nova Scotia in the peak of fall, 2017.
I have to say, that was probably one of the most beautiful places that I have ever been to. Rowing a Canoe on a quiet Lake formed by the river on an early misty morning, when the sun was just beginning to show the top of the trees, and lighting up the river and its rising mist was spectacularly beautiful and chilling!
I had to paint this one!
59. Mother GooseOil on Canvas 12” x 24”
I happened to capture the moment of this family in my camera in Faroe Island, a remote and beautiful North Atlantic Island. The Mother Goose had to make a quick decision to get away from me and cross the lake, but the children are not yet ready, while the mother is pondering!
60. The StareOil on Canvas 24” x 24”
This was the ‘Stare’ of an innocent little seven-year-old girl that I saw staring at me in a local fair in the island of St. Lucia in the Caribbean. If you look at her long enough, you can ‘see’ the conversation going on in her mind… “Don’t talk to strangers, mama told me…”
61. Tuscan VillaOil on Canvas 24” x 24”
The legendary and romantic scenery of Tuscany with its beautiful meadows and gentle sloping grass land studded with isolated Villas, is a well-known scene. Even if someone has never been there they have imagined such a place to go to, at some time or another!
62. Water’s EdgeOil on Canvas 18” x 24”
Fascinating wave forms at the water’s edge by the lake!
63. The Power StruggleMixed Media (Graphite and Charcoal) on Board 20” x 30”
I saw this electrical pole and the messy, complicated connections. This reminded me of how our government functions. Think about it… with all the modern technology and information available, our government is still unable to solve simple everyday problems, all because of ‘The Power Struggle’.
64. The FishermanOil on Canvas 36” x 24”
I took a photo of this fisherman on a day when the sky was lit with very unusual shades of bright pink to maroon colors by the wonders of nature. I can’t really describe the sky…it was really eerie! At the same time, there was also a bright sun light, lighting him up! This combination just lasted a few minutes to give me this beautiful painting!
65. Water LilyOil on Canvas 24” x 36”
I can never get tired of admiring the beauty of water lily flowers. I started this painting as an experiment. This is the first painting where I used a canvas coated with black Gesso and also for the first time used ‘Neo Meglip’ as a medium. I think the painting turned out great.
66. Rocks and RollOil on Canvas 24” x 24”
This painting is a total imagination. I painted some rocks unlikely to be found together and added some imaginary waves at the edge of a windy lake.
67. GeorgioOil on Canvas 18” x 24”
This is a portrait of a random passerby at St. Marks’s Squire in Venice, Italy. His facial features just invited me to try painting him. I think this is one of the best portraits that I have done. ‘Georgio’ seems to me an appropriate name for someone in Italy.
68. Black Sand BeachOil on Canvas 24” x 18”
This is ‘pair’ of paintings of black sand beach from Maui, HI. In Hawaii, the volcanic lava pouring into the beaches thousands of years ago have formed coarse sand out of the lava which look like black sand, giving the beaches an unusual appearance that we are not used to. This ‘pair’ of paintings show a sunset at a black sand beach in Maui, HI. The pair need to be hung on the wall symmetrically about 2” apart, to give a view of the beach through a ‘window’ so to speak. They can also be bout and hung separately. However, the originals will only sell as a pair.
$240.00 – $480.00
69. Mr. CoolOil on Canvas 30” x 30”
This is the portrait of one very cheerful young fisherman in Costa Rica. He was so jovial, funny and lifted everyone’s spirits up, just for being there with him. My whole family went fishing with him all day and he gave us an exhilarating experience. I still don’t remember his name but “Mr. Cool” seems just perfect!
70. Sizzle Before the FizzleOil on Canvas 40” x 30”
This is not the first or ever going to be the last painting of a fall scenery. This particular picture of fall leaves come from Nova Scotia. A week or two of splendor before the winter in the northeast of USA and Canada, is unforgettable!
71. Marinera DancerOil on Canvas 24” x 24”
I saw this dancer in Peru performing the wonderful folk dance called “Marinera Norteña”. The costumes were beautiful and the dancing was simply invigorating.