Our Artists - Rajshree Jena

"Color is the place where our brain and the universe meet."

This statement from the artist Cezanne encompasses my feeling for art, as the perfect medium for storytelling. As a wife and mother of two, the chaos of everyday life evaporates into calmness through constant art exploration as a meditative outlet which allows my mind to flow through my tools.

Born and raised in Chennai, India, I was encouraged from a young age to explore my artistic interests. My undergraduate degree is in Art and Architecture helped me pursue different pen and pencil techniques. Being fortunate to have travelled across many countries, I've had exposure to various cultures which I blend with Indian styles to express through my art. My bold and colourful style is a blend of traditional and modern techniques that create a state of mindfulness and peace.

Moving to Canada enabled me to explore in many different mediums and styles and presently I paint mostly in acrylics because of its versatility and boldness of color.