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Hi everyone !   Is it spring already?  I am imagining bright colors bursting forth from the garden and birds serenading outside my window.  While spring is still weeks from where I am, I thought it would be cool to feature an artist whose canvas is filled with lush spring hues.

Today we will writing based on the lovely artwork by Sunita Khedekar.   She is a Surrey, UK based artist and paints on a wide range of subjects including contemporary landscapes & abstract art.  Here’s a backgrounder of Sunita:

Biography:  My favourite medium is acrylic on canvas.   My paintings feature cheerful colours and unique texture quality.

I am inspired by the whole concept of creativity; the idea that a blank canvas can be turned into something that someone will cherish is very exciting to me.
Fragrance of Life
Happy Tree
Education: I graduated in Applied arts and Fine arts from Asia’s premier art school, Sir JJ Institute of Applied Art at Mumbai, India in 1991. Along with pursuing the two degree courses, I have trained in Bharatnatyam style of classical Indian dance. Currently, I am training to be a Hindustani classical vocalist at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, London.


In India
After my degree course I started working for an advertising agency, Sowbhagya, as a visualiser / illustrator for 2 years. I then got the privilege to work with Mr.Viru Hiremath, Art director of Trikaya-Grey, Mumbai, India for the next 2 years.

While working in the agency I worked on several prestigious ad campaigns and challenging projects. This professional experience gave me confidence   to start my own design studio.                                                                                                                



In 1995 I started my own design studio, mainly concentrating on stain-glass paintings, murals and oil / acrylic paintings.

Working with interior designers and architects I got opportunity to work for high profile projects such as the Mayor’s Bungalow, several corporate offices and hotels.



In U.K.
In late 1999 I relocated to the UK. Since then I have concentrated on acrylic paintings. Inspiration for these paintings has been the beautiful English landscapes, the symmetrical architectural style and the seasonal change of hues all around me. But nostalgia about the past has made me continue with traditional Indian themes as well.


Lady with the birds

Since 2002, I have been associated with Wimbledon Art Studio, London. I have showcased all my work at the various art shows organised there. The response has always been very encouraging. My painting also got selected for the publicity material created by the Studio for the Art Review magazine.


I am currently working on Indian mythological theme using acrylic on canvas. Keep watching my gallery for latest additions.

Thank you Sunita for generously allowing us to use your images for our muse.

You can find more about the artist: Facebook:  Sunita Khedekar Paintings and Blog: Sunita Khedekar.

Here are some ideas for our writing today: use of colors & seasonal change of hues (please check this link for 168 definitions of unusual color terms); use of symmetry & incorporating native themes or cultural myths into our words.

If you’re here for the first time, here’s how it works:

  • Write a poem or prose poem, inspired by artwork pieces of Sunita Khedekar. You are not limited to the images here, as I have gotten her permission that you can choose from any of her work.
  • Post it on your blog, and if you are using Sunita’s picture, link back to Sunita’s site and give her credit for the image.
  • Click on the Mr. Linky button, insert your name and direct URL to your poem (not your blog).
  • If you use social media, use the tag #dversepoets or @dversepoets so we can find you and help with promotion.
  • Visit others that have taken the challenge as well.

Happy colorful Tuesday!  Grace ~