Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Welcome to the exhibition of paintings

 The Inaugural Lamp was lighted by famous Sculpture artist Proffessor Tejendra Singh Boumi. 

Girish Karnad

Famous Indian cinema actor Girish Karnad visited our gallery and appreciated the works. Girish Karnad is a versatile actor who appears in almost all the language movies of India.

Girish Karnad

Girish Karnad signing and writing his comments in the guest book!

Artist S G Vasidev gracing our art show at Chitra Kala Parishad

S.G. Vasudev

S.G.Vasudev is Bangalore's most famous and renowned artist. A visit from him was a very pleasant experience to me. He gave me ample encouragement and sound advise and hints on how to improve myself. I am trully thankful to this wonderful person.



Raji(left) and I (right).


Our children- who were trully instrumental in making our exhibition a reality.

Lighting of lamp by sculpture artist Prof Tejendra Singh Boumi

Proffessor Tejendra Singh Boumi is Bangalore's famous sculptor. His works decorate the entrance of 'Chitra Kala Parishad' and Bangalore parliment house-'Vidhana Soudha' . He lighted the lamp and inaugurated our exhibition on 3rd May 2007. Raji (right) and me (centre) with prof. Tejendra Singh Boumi are seen in this photo.

paintings exhibited

paintings displayed


Art critic Marta Jakimowicz wrote in the newspaper 'art critique column' of the newspaper 'Deccan Herald'. She wrote 'usha shantharam' has brought out dense expression through her 'realistic scenery' and 'fragments of the human body'. I was thrilled to read the first critical comment of my paintings!

more newspaper reviews

Malayalam newspaper 'Maathru Bhoomi' ,Telugu daily 'Enaadu' and English newspaper 'Indian Express' published reviews of our art exhibition.

newspaper reviews

Reviews of our art exhibition that arrived in the newspapers-'Vijay Karnataka' and 'Malayalam Manorama'.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Welcome- Invitation to my first art show 'ART WORKS'

I am Usha Shantharam - 'Art Works' is my debut exhibition. This is a 'two person show', and my fellow artist is Raji Chacko.