Author: Ashita Murughasan

I can’t quite remember why I picked up my first paintbrush. But I do remember the strokes coming easily to me, with each stroke building up to something bigger. Inspiration served as the paint I used and I haven’t let go of my brush since.


This self-portrait was inspired by the concept of Bibhatsam, one of the Navrasas (Nine Emotions). Bibhatsam is the complex feeling of nausea and disgust that goes on to allow more pleasant emotions. Characterized by the color blue, the smile on my face was meant to show that even in the face of unpleasant circumstances, one […]

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This work, made of small yet strong brushstrokes, is meant to illustrate the strength of a woman. I was inspired by myself, for I may not have had an easy life but that has not made me neglect the colors of Life. I have been blessed with the ability to see all the pieces fall […]

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Floating Goddess

A woman lays down, almost floating, an unconventional Sleeping Beauty. With her black locks of hair underneath and a lotus to symbolize her purity, she could belong to the vast pantheon of Indian gods. Please follow and like us:

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Tulips come together, albeit of the difference in their colour. I find it ironic how well they complement each other so well when men of different color war with one another. Please follow and like us:

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Silhouettes can be seen briefly as Peter Pan flies off with his newly-made friends to Neverland. I painted this wistfully, trying to capture my longing for freedom in this painting. Please follow and like us:

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A painting inspired by the Mughal portraits of old. It shows a well-adorned woman staring into space. Lost in thought she remains oblivious to the fate the Empire would succumb to. Please follow and like us:

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