style of traditional painting in oil and water colours changed
after a stay in Mexico where she was impressed by its contemporary
art. Back in her country she spontaneously developed her present
style which gives her the freedom to express her inner self.
During her three years’ stay in the U.S. she participated in art
shows and received various prices. Two solo exhibitions in Limburg
Lahn and Cologne, Germany followed. In 1987 she adopted a
spiritual path and settled down in India, north of Dharamsala in
the Himalayan mountains in order to paint and meditate in solitude
to pursue her search for truth and to find out what is hidden
behind the appearances. As she says: “ Nothing is as it appears.
”Her inspiring meditations form the background of her work and
reflect a harmonious spiritual symbioses. In 1995 she held a Solo
Exhibition at the AIFAX Galleries, New Delhi.
same year she received the Himalayan Kala Award on the occasion of
the National Exhibition of Art , Kangra Museum, Dharamsala. In
2000 followed a Solo Exhibition at the TAG, the Art Gallery of the
Taj Mahal Hotel, Bombay,. From 2001 to 2002 she wrote, only to
devote again her time to painting in 2003.
work she comments:
"I consider my paintings a means to probe into reality underlying
all things. In this endeavor ,I would like to give
expression not to fugitive, but to the the flowing and restful
elements of existence. Matter consists of energy and
vibration. The analysis and interpretation of matter
has fascinated and preoccupied both
physicists and yogis. Thus, the positive and negative charge of
the atom has its equivalent in the duality of Yin and
Yang. Life is all about bridging those opposites and merging
duality into unity to appease the affections, the intellect and
the senses, thereby allowing the values hidden
in the deeper levels of
consciousness to rise and reach the level of consciousness.
my dialogue with the world of phenomena through meditation and
painting, i strive to obtain an insight into that world that all
great gurus and founders of religion have always considered to be
the real and imperishable one.
The two elements I use mostly in my paintings are mountains and
the circle or sphere. Nature is innocent. It has no mind and no
intellect. We use it like a mirror to reflect our longing for
peace and harmony, which are part of the inner Reality.
The circle has no beginning and no end. It is infinite. It stands
for the creative power ,also called the holy Shabd or audible life
stream which reverberates through the universe and in all creation
and links mankind with that great source from where it originates."