After 20 years in healthcare working across chronic and terminal illnesses, Rajul moved to Asia from the USA in 2012 and took the opportunity to pursue her childhood hobby and passion. With her prior career she obtained a deep appreciation for the fragility of the human condition that she addresses in her artwork. Realizing the importance of surrounding oneself with; and sharing energy that positively impacts health and well-being, Rajul creates “escapes” with abstract paintings that offer meditative layers of color and light.
Additional influences come from her Indian heritage where philosophies relate to the celebration of the human spirit: Transcending in solitude to quiet the mind, lift the soul and ground the self. Painting across a variety of media, Rajul’s artwork is a blend of Western dynamics and Asian simplicity.
Rajul has been in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Japan, including the Ueno No Mori Art Museum (Royal Art Museum) in Japan, the National Art Gallery in Tokyo, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Ueno, the Intercontinental Hotel In Osaka and the ANA Crowne Plaza hotel in Kobe.
“Water Lillies” has been chosen as part of the 32nd Annual Japanese Exhibition of Nature taking place at the Ueno No Mori Museum in August, 2019. “Earth & Sky” was chosen as part of the 82nd Annual Shinseisaku Exhibition at the National Art Gallery in Tokyo. “Earth & Sky II” and “Grotto of Water Lillies” were chosen as part of the 49th Annual Genyouten Exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art in Ueno; where “Earth and Sky II” also received an honorary award from KusaKabe Paints.
Her works “Twin Journeys”, “The Shack”, “Memories of Hokusai II”, “Memories of Hokusai VI”, “Waters’ Gentle Weave” and “Water Lillies III” have been featured in the online exhibitions presented by Manhattan Arts International New York, New York.
Rajul’s paintings are in private collections in Japan, the USA, India and Australia. Paintings have also been publicly displayed in the corporate offices of Metlife Japan and San Mina Corp. in the Shizuoka Prefecture of Japan.
Meditative, atmospheric layers of color and light