A thinking, bold and experimental artist, Sarla Chandra’s tryst with art and Indian culture has spanned over forty years.  With more than 50 solo exhibitions and 40 group shows to her credit, her signature paintings are treasured by connoisseurs of art all over the world.


Born in 1943, Sarla Chandra is a post graduate in science from the prestigious St. John’s College, Agra. However subjects that have always fascinated her like Indian philosophy, mythology and the scriptures – have slowly manifested themselves onto her canvas. She has experimented with  a variety of mediums – oils, acrylics, watercolours, etchings, lithographs, but her unique use of ‘bhojpatra’-parchment, ‘repousse’-metal embossing and ‘varakh’-gold and silver foil are unorthodox techniques that recreate the aura of our ancient cultural heritage. 


Painting for Sarla Chandra is not merely a profession but a form of meditation; a personal expression of her love for Indian culture and a compulsive inner urge for exploration of the capabilities of the mind. Her brush generates energy, drawing inspirations from all faces of nature, and traditions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Sufism, and Christianity. No matter what her subject is, her inner eye is always open to the subtle beauty and rich colors of the natural world around her. Sarla Chandra’s works are never static. Each of her paintings pulsates with ‘Prana’ - the life giving force, creating a spiritual experience for the viewer.

PADME - June 30 - 31 , 2015
IAF - Delhi 2016 - January 14 - 17 , 2016
TAT TVAM ASI - October 28 - 15 , 2017
A State of Oneness - November 11 - 31 , 2020

Sarla Chandra