What really moves me to paint is a feeling or a thought process or something visually appealing. When painting, I take the subject apart and analyze and process it. I pick what fascinates me and work it to make the composition work. At the same time I am not really thinking my moves ahead of time. I let the energy flow in my work and let it take a path that is unknown and uncharted to me. I like to see what adventure the painting I am working on is going to take me to.
As time has gone by I am trying to connect to my roots. My work now integrates the chaos, the commotion, the close proximity of everything that we see in India. I feel through my work I am searching for a way to connect.
Courses at the Danforth Museum, in Abstract painting with Robert Collins August 2008 - 2011.
Courses at the Danforth Museum of Arts, in Ceramics with Michelle Lougee, 2008 – 2009 and 2000 – 2001.
Courses at the Volkshochschule, Dusseldorf, Germany, in Ceramics from 2005 September till June 2008.
Courses at the Alte Post, Neuss, Germany, in painting from 2005 September till June 2008.
Worked as a freelance graphic artist. Several printed pieces.
Associates Diploma in Commercial Art 1991 – 1993, from Houston Community College.
M. B. A. from New Bombay Management Institute, India.
Bachelor of Fine Arts from Sir J. J. School of Arts, Mumbai. Practiced print making, 2 and 3 D design and majored in painting.
An artist’s work is a canvas of their life. And Mona's has been filled with rich and vibrant colors, varied depths, bold and striking lines, sensuous foreplay of light and shadows, subtle details, and reflections that create lasting impressions. Mona's tryst with art began in India - absorbing from the larger than life culture, and taking inspiration from the big colors and varied imagery. Her travels around the world and a Europe sojourn have only enhanced her work adding new dimensions to a sumptuous portfolio. Her work has the unique ability to capture a mind, sometimes with simplicity and others with complexity but almost always with intriguing abstractness. Mona makes Boston her home and the world her canvas.
She has also been featured on ABC’s Chronicle.