My name is Surekha (Sue) Chandak. I am a Science graduate, who majored in chemistry. While coaching my daughter, Neetu, for the Scripps National Spelling Bee,I picked up my old hobby of drawing and painting. I found peace in the creation of art & decided to pursue it more seriously.
To me, creating abstract art is like writing a visual poetry using colors, shapes, lines, forms, patterns, & textures intuitively. Creative process of an abstract painting allows me to express myself without judgment or preconceived notions. Dreamscapes are very special to me as they let me derive joy in combining my innerself with the physical world , thereby creating a dialogue between the viewer & the artist. No matter what the painting style, I find well defined textures & vivid colors to be immensely satisfying. “Textured folk patterns” series, is a result of my special inclination toward folk art & a longing to refresh connections with my rich cultural heritage. Every blank canvas seems like a new challenge as well as an opportunity to learn something different. Playing with colors & textures helps me find inner peace with the sense of creation.
Art has totally changed my perspective. It has taught me that every ordinary has some extraordinary hidden in it, craving to be discovered & expressed.
Gallery Representation: SCAC ( Seneca County Art Council)
“Transitions” juried exhibition, SCAC, May – June 2011.