June 2, 2016 through July 14, 2016 -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room Exhibit
This grouping of work presents the artist’s strength and interest in using mixed media to create both realistic and abstract paintings. There are 22 pieces in the current exhibit that include birds, flowers, still life, nature and abstract paintings. Sunanda enjoys working in both realistic and abstract arts. For realistic paintings, she uses photographs of nature’s beauty and develops them into colorful art using mixed media and texture. In her abstract paintings, she often uses geometric shapes – circles, squares, rectangles, etc., and repeats them to bring added visual interest to the work. Her abstract art is always unpredictable and challenging. According to her, every color is her favorite color and she there is no color she does not like. Sunanda enjoys experimenting with different textures in her work. For creating texture, she uses molding paste, gesso, matte media, rice paper, tissue paper, wax paper and different objects. Her favorite painting medium is acrylic.
Originally from India, Sunanda came to the US in 1970. She studied fine arts at the American Academy of Arts in Chicago and graduated with a degree in advertising design from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. After working in advertising for several years, she decided to pursue her love for painting starting in 2003. She is a member of VAAL (Visual Art Association of Livonia), FAF (Farmington Art Foundation) and DSWPS (Detroit Society of Women Painters & Sculptors). She had many solo shows in metro Detroit area. She had also been in many jury shows and has received many awards.