I am an artist working in Mumbai, India, for many years.I have had a couple of solo shows and participated in many group shows, in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi and Indonesia. I have earned my master’s degree in Fine Arts.
My early works were mostly landscapes, still lives and floral representations on mostly canvas. Later my style changed towards figurative, incorporated with print and more recently design. The figures mostly display feelings of passion, peace, joy and sensuality. I have experimented and practiced different techniques and mediums like oil, acrylics, watercolours and tempera. I have been greatly influenced by Matisse, Van Gogh and Paul Gaugin and more recently Robert Kushner’s collage works .Love for poetry and form drove me towards William Blake's etchings.
My aim is to produce a natural appeal in my work, where the human form is in the prominence, while working in a contemporary figurative style predominantly layered with print and design. My work is made up of multiple layers of colour with impressions of print.
Sunita Anand Rao.
Sunita Anand Rao: Sunita Anand Rao lives and works Mumbai. In her painting the figures mostly display feelings of infatuation, tranquillity, joy and sensuality. Audacious earthy colures signify her works. She had worked in different techniques and mediums like oil, watercolours and tempera, but the medium which she loves most is Acrylics because it gives her the emancipation to express through different textures. All her works are multi encrusted acrylics on Canvas and Paper, combining poetry with nature, resulting in the harmony of colours and shape....
-Gallery Space. Hyderabad
The instinctual paintings of Sunita communicate strong emotion through dynamic figurative gestures and the blending of pale and bold colours. Texture, depth and colour ignite her creations and representation, providing a connection for the viewer between the work and the world in which we live.
Gallery, Indian Art Ideas, Noida
I came across Suita’s paintings by chance on the web and I immediately fell in love with her depictions of family and friends. A rare and modest treat of "life inspired" art -D.K Scheffer, a client.
"Vibrance" is a beautiful combination of colour and composition. I look forward to seeing more. Enjoy! - Marianne, a client.
“ Indeed we have an artist par excellence amongst us” - Jagdish Chawla, An Art Critic.