Turbulence, my recent art show, was an experience that I will cherish for a long time to come.  It gave me the opportunity to meet some awesome people, make new friends, and reconnect with old ones. As visitors came in and spent time with the paintings that I had spent days, weeks, and months painting, I was awed into silence because they saw a part of me that is seldom seen. The feeling was raw and intense – for me and for them.

Journalist and Writer Nona Walia whose spontaneity in writing has always inspired me,  drew the essence of this collection and wrote

“In her ongoing exhibition — Turbulence, Shafali R. Anand displays art that captures emotional turbulence. From Desire (which took one year to make) to Passion — Shafali has captured the changing essence of relationships and its complexity.”

Writer Journalist Nona Walia with Artist Shafali R Anand at her art exhibition Turbulence

With Nona in front of “Desire” (4ft x5ft, oil on canvas.)

It was great to interact with both  French and Indian art lovers about my oil  portraits of Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, and Paul Cezanne and talk about art in general.

Mr. Madhur Tankha, who until recently used to write for The Hindu, wrote an interesting article “Fostering Ties with France,” about how France and India can strengthen their ties through art.

She uses a mix of broad and long strokes to allow the emotions to flow, and the colours for their symbolic power. Her pe…

Read more at: https://organiser.org/2022/09/19/94395/bharat/fostering-ties-with-france/

For me, the art show resulted in a walk through the memory lane. This show presented most of my works done during the past 5 years. It brought back memories of the days and nights spent feeling, experiencing, painting…and then falling asleep tired, only to wake up with another image blasting through my head.

I’d love to share pictures that I took with others too, but being a content professional, I know that I mustn’t do it – unless of course, I’ve got their permission to do so. This is why I’ll stick to my own pictures.

Artist Shafali R Anand with her paintings-at-Alliance-Francaise-de-delhi

With two of my paintings at my show @ Alliance Francaise de Delhi

My next show in Delhi is coming up in November 2022. Until then, it’s back to the easel.