Sunayana was born and brought up in central Delhi, and hails from a family of engineers, doctors and professionals. She is the youngest of three children and she was always encouraged to express herself in the arts. As a girl, she spent many evenings after school, Modern School, Barakhamba Road, to study Hindustani Classical music and singing, easel painting, life studies in graphite and charcoal.
She went on to study art at the Triveni Kala Sangam, Sri Ram centre and has spent many evenings at the Kamani Auditorium and the Lalit Kala Akademi, absorbing the arts. She graduated in English Honours from Indraprastha College. She continued to write poetry but began painting passionately and with focus by 2005.
Sunayana had her first exhibition at the Ashoka Hotel Art Lounge where she displayed 25 works and has grown from strength to strength since then. She has displayed her works at Visual Art Gallery, Habitat centre, Triveni Kala Sangam, Lalit Kala Akademi, many five star hotels, her paintings are in many private collections in London, Muscat, Dubai, Virginia USA, New Zealand and Australia.
The artist is also associated and works along with many leading interior designers to create works of art enhancing various homes and offices in Delhi and NCR.
My work is a spontaneous overflow, I work with paintbrushes and palette knives, I like the figure to be visible, yet hidden behind layers of paints. A lot of the surface is scratched off and then repainted on canvas.
I am deeply influenced by ancient Indian art found in caves, temples and palaces reflecting the richheritage of my country, India. Lotuses are in my subconscious mind they fascinate me with theirsymbolic beauty and mythological significance.
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