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Oil Painting by Saroja

Green Landscape (ref#849-8M)

"Green Landscape", ref #: 849-8M (27 x 46 cm) oil on canvas 2003

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As long as Saroja can remember she has been interested in art, drawing and coloring. She has traveled extensively and is inspired by different landscapes and cultures. She lived many years in India, where she started painting full-time with oils and a palette knife on canvas. She has also lived and worked many years in Majorca, where she is called 'La Colorista', due to her inspired color work.

Already very young she won prices in painting and drawing. Saroja studied informal art in Holland (portrait at the academy of fine arts in Maastricht) and in India (at the school of art and creativity in Poona), but is predominantly self-taught.
She has developed her very own style, color play and technique in abstract landscapes, seascapes, clouds and cosmic vibrations, creating certain feelings and atmospheres. Some are very vibrant, emotional, with strong colors, others are just very quiet monochromes with shades of one tone, Her paintings vary from very small to very big.
Saroja is also a musician and describes her art as akin to music, expressing inner emotion without representing the real world.

Abstraction going into Impressionism or Impressionism going into Expressionism.

Saroja has been a part of many exhibitions worldwide and her paintings are in many private collections in India, France, Holland, South Korea, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Australia, US, UK, Norway, Sweden, Slovenia, Spain and Portugal.

Recently, Saroja created a small farm and painting studio with her husband, a skilled carpenter who makes all her frames. Together they are creating a paradise with their four dogs, three sheep and 30 chickens.

"I paint intuitive, emotional, mostly without a special thing in mind.
Sometimes I might use a bright color under layer of acrylic in contrast of the colors used in the main painting. These translucent effects give a special depth to the artwork.
For more than 30 years I have been working on my own style with oil paint and pallet-knife.
My biggest inspiration is nature itself with all its colors and movements and warmth.
You are welcome to have a look in my Studio."

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"Your work is exciting... jazzy... calm and yet spicy... sober and profound and yet witty... I love it” Ken Orton. www.kenortongallery.com

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Oil Painting by Saroja

Raindance 4 (ref#1120-40Q)

"Raindance 4", ref #: 1120-40Q (40 x 440 cm) oil on wood 2005

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Theft in Mallorca

Recently paintings of mine have been stolen.

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14-06-2018 latest update


Saroja's travels throughout Europe and Asia tint every one of her oils. The abstract interplay of glowing sunlight and roiling cloud, of reflective warmth and dispassionate blue describe the phenomena of nature at their most brilliant and memorable moments. Whether the focused intensity of bursts of crimson and scarlet energy at the edge of the volcano, or the glimpse of distraction evidenced by the October palette of the Balearic coastline, Saroja's works reveal themselves firmly with the splendor of an ocean sunrise and the animation of the Northern lights.

The tones of Saroja's oils are strong and balanced, a panoply of the shades of living nature in fleeting daylight. There is movement on the canvas, power and energy striving forward to a point of resolution and tranquility. Vertical saffron strokes evoke a sense of motion in a sunlit sky; abrupt splashes of turquoise on blue the flashes of cresting waves on surging Pacific seas; vague horizons in orange and green mirroring the skyline view from the balcony of a Mallorcan villa at the close of day.

The Lewis Gallery, California, 2004

Saroja  2007