Art Gallery — 21 December 2011

Shobhana displays her exquisite paintings

Running wild

Running wild

Mirrors

Mirrors

Winds of change

Winds of change

Red-Reeds

Red-Reeds

Sitting around the fire

Sitting around the fire

Flowers

Flowers

Silence in the forest

Silence in the forest

The Lake

The lake

Diner under the vines

Diner under the vines

Joyful winter

Joyful winter

The bridge

The bridge

Birth of the sphinx

Birth of the sphinx

Light birds in joyful sky

Light birds in joyful sky

Swans

Swans

Gate to the unknown

Gate to the unknown

There I go

There I go

Space in between

Space in between

Golden door

Golden door

Stillness in the storm

Stillness in the storm

The act of creating is an exploration of myself manifested onto my canvases. Each painting is a reflection of myself but none of them are completely me. They represent a journey into my inner world, a place where my mind is set aside to be in the present.

Sometimes I paint with my eyes closed to give the most genuine form of expression which by-passes my inner critic. I am often surprised by the colors I use. Blue and green are the colors that I am drawn to, probably because I love water in all forms. From the turquoise sea to the grey Nordic rain, all inspire me to create beauty; however, I force myself to use red to express a more passionate side of myself.

World travels have been replaced by my inner journey into creativity, whether with acrylics, fabrics or watercolors, from painting to ‘taming’ rebel fabrics. This is my way to discover peace, silence and reconciliation.

You can see here the slide show of Shobhana’s patchwork…


Shobhana

Shobhana is a self-taught painter: from 5 years old she had pencils and watercolours in her hands… When she took sannyas in 1978, she was a therapist in Gestalt, Bioenergetic and Transactional Analysis. She has been living with (German) Mani (from RBG) for over 25 years. They now live in Mallorca where Shobhana often exhibits with her daughter Anjali. www.shobhanart.com

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