Behind the Scenes

Self-taught with a passion to create and share, Swarna has been an exuberant artist from a very young age. Her passion fueled by the support and encouragement of her parents, lead her to experiment with different mediums. A mother of two budding artists, she still continues to be amazed by God’s creations that invokes the creativity in her. Basics of drawing were taught by her father to young Swarna, and her mother was highly encouraging. Nurtured by family and friends innate creativity in her blossomed as she grew up.

Though watercolors and colored pencils were mostly used for school projects, she experienced artistry as she painted with acrylics on the wall at the age of sixteen. Recently on her trip to India to her parent’s home, she retouched the fading paint.

Though watercolors and colored pencils were mostly used for school projects, she experienced artistry as she painted with acrylics on the wall at the age of sixteen. Recently on her trip to India to her parent's home, she retouched the fading paint.
Watercolors, oils, clay and pastels are the other mediums that she has added to her closet as she continues to explore the tip of the 'art' iceberg. While memories of her childhood have mostly been the subjects of her creations, she enjoys depicting the awesome, picturesque moments of today as well. From the lush green fields of her home back East to the snow capped mountain ranges of her home in the West, all creations of God have fascinated her, kindling her passion to portray these ever changing scenery.

She actively participates in social events sharing her creations with the world. She has been commissioned by local businesses to create artwork to embellish their ambiance. Her creations are also available for sale at her studio and online. Creating unique backdrops, foyer decors and befitting make-up for performances, she provides a one-stop solution for many performing art shows.With a strong belief that art is not just an embellishment that brings joy to the creator, but can serve a bigger purpose, her works are gifted to various non-profit organizations such as Shape Up US, AID India, Asha for education, CRY, Singleton Moms, Hope kids, Pratham USA, Desert cancer foundation, Make a wish foundation, Project foundation AZ, ICNA relief, to raise funds. Ever grateful to the Almighty for a wonderful life, she uses the sale of art work and proceed from workshops to donate to organizations such as Maithraiye trust, Subbaraj Memorial destitute home in India.Swarna believes that instilling and encouraging creativity will provide a person everlasting companionship even in the most deserted situation. She requests everyone to take the time to incorporate art of some form in their lives. With the motive to share her gift and talent, she offers classes in art and craft to generations of all ages .