Artist StatementGita combines color and texture on canvas to sweep emotions and insight into a bold, evocative, sensation. Gita’s compositions bring forth the harsh wrath and glorious beauty of nature in deep resonant colors filtered through meditative calm. She creates by applying oil paints directly to the canvas and adds texture by blending in net-like silk fabric, hand-made paper, and straw-like packing material. Gita’s canvases are generally large, 38” X 50” and enhance a room with a striking poetic statement.
Gita worked as a television and radio host in New Delhi and wrote for the Press Institute of India as well as several magazines and a news service before moving to North America in 1976. Gita participated in Shankar’s Annual International Children’s Art Competitions and Shankar’s On-The-Spot Competitions from the age of 5. She won many art and essay prizes as a child and teenager. She has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s in English Literature from Delhi University. After finishing high school she briefly studied art at the renowned Triveni Kala Sangam in Delhi under the tutelage of Mr. R. Broota, a highly acclaimed Indian artist. She started painting again in 2002 after a break of over 30 years. Gita’s children are successful in their careers in biology. The older daughter draws and paints. She is a U.S. Patent Examiner. The younger daughter plays the piano. She is a senior manager in a non-profit microbicides company. Gita and her husband, Vijay of 40 years live in Gaithersburg, Montgomery County, Maryland since 1987.