Artist`s Statement

    “Without the ability to actualize an idea or concept art would not exist. I work hard to develop paintings that speak both to me as well as to others about the beauty that exists in this world. Part of my process before i begin painting is to study as muchas possible about the specific subject which i am about to recreate on canvas. I do not merely want to capture the image with my brushes; rather, with careful, colourful strokes I want to give that subject life once more. My work is the constant search for the best way to interpret the ideas that I have about myself and the world I live in. I do not limit myself to one medium, style or concept.

    Inspiration and ideas change, knowledge changes. Each art piece I create is simultaneously an extension from the past where I have come from and what I have learned, as well as the preview of the future where i am going.With every finished stroke I try to breathe life into the subject so that its beauty is perfectly displayed on my canvas. The challenge is not to caricature the subject and instead capture it in all its former glory. If a viewer stops for just a moment to view and reflect on piece that I have created, then I have succeeded in my work.”

                                                                                                                                 -Siddhartha Dharane