My Village
The cock that flutters its wings and crows to wakeup the village even before dawn to signify that the dawn is not for away; The crow that caws and commences it is search for food; The cuckoo and other birds that make a variety of cries tucked away in the secret places of the frees; This beautiful pre-dawn fine also sees the dutibound village folk waking up to proceed to their daily routine; The enigmatic strings of music that rise from the bangles and bracelets of ladies who proceed to fetch water from the wells; The sound of utensils and brassware used to fetch water.
The cow calling it is calf to feed; The benign act of the milkman letting loose the calf to feed; The prolonged pissing noise of the milkman filling his own vessel with the bounty of cows milk; The jingling of on the horns of oxen that carries the plough to the field; The womenfolk who clean and sprinkle water in front of house to adorn it with beautiful KOLAMS - The colorful designs in front of every house in the villages.
Thus from the moment the rays of sunlight beautiful the dawn till it withdraws into the quiet evening, the people here deliver their daily duties in close association to nature and live a life of serenity and contentment. This is the kind of village I was born in and these are the aspects that influence most of my work.
Career
With schooling and my future in mind, my parents sent me to Pondicherry to live with my relatives, having completed my Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), I started my career in a private company as a textile designer. This is when I was helped by my friend and also artist J.EJOUMALE to involve myself in the field of Art. Consequently I conducted and participated in many art exhibitions.
Opportunity to travel to Belgium and France to conduct art classes came in the form of my loving friend and portraitist Mr.WILLY LAMBERT of Belgium. Every year by his help, I along with J.EJOUMALE live and work in Belgium and France for three months.
Study
In the absence of schools specializing in water colour. I gained mastery in this technique by spending 5 to 6 hours per day in the open spaces practicing and perfection this technique. The portraits of our art professor Mr. RAJARAJAN, The city spaces of Mr.NATESAPRABHU and the village scenes depicted by late artist Mr.RAHIM provide inspiration to my initial career.
Water Colour
Without using Black and White colours, spreading thin layers of light colours and gradually shifting to darker layers enable the figures to acquire three dimension and there by provide wonder to the beholder.
About space
Trying to control the flow of colours on a wet paper using brushes and other techniques and never knowing whether successful or not attributes a sense of surprise. The gradual transformation of white spaces, small or large into desired images is beautiful. The flow and imagery of colours is more spectacular on a wet paper compared to a dry paper.
Inspiration
The long shadows of nature created by the yellow rays of the sunlight at dawn and dark combined with movement of people’s day to day life. The contrasting beauty of shadows or light on a white wall.
The transcendently descending rays of light through the porous plastic rays of shops in a market and the colourful shades it spreads on the people within depending on the colour of the plastic sheets provide a beauty rarely discerned.

Green and dry scenes of village busy town roads, high rising building of cities, whatever the subject, the contrast created by the rays of sunlight have always intrigued and inspired my works of art.