Sheetal Bhalerao

Euoni
Acrylic on Canvas
16x20 in.
2018
Neach
Acrylic on Canvas
16x20 in.
2018
Corra
Acrylic on Canvas
36x32 in.
2018
Orenda
Acrylic on Canvas
16x20 in.
2018
Saorsa
Acrylic on Canvas
36x32 in.
2018
Solasta
Mixed Media on Canvas
40x36 in.
2018

Sheetal B is a self-taught abstract artist based in Pune, India. Her work is inspired by her experiences and the curiosity to explore, discover new things that cut away from the monotony. Her artwork is a result of experiences and emotions that leads to discovery of new artistic expression every time a painting gets created.

Her influences are also from the independent life she has experienced, the various cities she has lived in the last 15 years and love for travel. Her art combines a lot of these experiences and the journey itself which has led her to embrace her creativity in the form of abstract art.

She is constantly inspired by nature, its beauty, diversity and this also translates into her art. She enjoys the discovery process while creating art hence the work is a build-up of generous layering and textures. This results in a style that is constantly evolving which leads to newness in the work created. She likes to experiment with mixed media, new techniques that capture light and texture in the artwork. 

I paint with many colours, very vivid and bright colours. My work is about expressing myself and most of my work depicts my innermost emotions. Also, over time I’ve realised I have a good memory of textures, patterns, shadows and the light from the natural surroundings. And as I start painting all of these come to me organically which I then explore in the work as its getting created. 

The process of creating any piece of work is simply enjoy the exploration of the flow based on the density of colours that I use along with very spontaneous use of a variety of tools while working on a new artwork. This moment is most pivotal for me as I’m immersed in creating. I’m never afraid to create as many layers or textures and explore new techniques in an artwork. And there is always a point where I know the painting is complete. I never return or comeback to work on an artwork the next day. 

I want people to feel positive when they see my work. But also, not be afraid if it evokes a range of human emotions when they view the work and feel in a certain way.