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Hey everyone,

Lately I have been working on so many paintings at once and haven’t finished anything in a while but I finally finished this one. I got inspired to paint it after looking at many beautiful images of clothing from India.

She is a young bride to be who is trapped in an arranged marriage and secretly desires another life. Her name is Akanksha which means desire.

Here is a link to a close-up:

Hope you like it and thanks for taking a look :)


akanksha, bride, cellesria, desire, girl, hindu, india, tanya wheeler


  • dasSuiGeneris
    dasSuiGenerisalmost 4 years ago

    You can see and feel her impending doom in her eyes.

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosalmost 4 years ago

    WOW this is outstanding. Your work is fabulous.

  • Thank you so much, I’m glad you think so :)

    – Tanya Varga (formerly Tanya Wheeler)

  • hampshirelady
    hampshireladyover 3 years ago

    Incredibly beautiful – I find this image so moving and soul wrenching. Wonderful work.

  • Thank you so much :)

    – Tanya Varga (formerly Tanya Wheeler)

  • bharath
    bharathover 1 year ago


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