Sangeeta’s journey with the paintbrush began at the Taipei American School, where she filled a spare hour in her academic schedule with a class in Oriental Brush Painting. With a rich understanding of the brush and water colour techniques in Chinese art, she then had a sold out student exhibition of miniature works at St Xavier’s College in Mumbai.


As a magazine editor at ELLE, L’OFFICIEL and HELLO! She has interviewed many artists of eminence, including Jitesh and Reena Kallat, MF Husain, SH Raza, Anju and Atul Dodiya, Sujata Bajaj, Paresh Maity, Rekha Roddwittiya and many more.


Her own art practice took wings when she took up an adult evening painting course held at the iconic JJ School of Art, near her office at the Times of India. A professor from here taught her how to work with acrylics, and a well-placed NRI family guest from Hong Kong suggested that she ‘bling’ up her portraits of Indian divine deities. So was born a powerful series of portrayals of Indian gods and goddesses embellished in Swarovski.


She has subsequently experimented with abstraction in gold-highlighted monochromes, the depiction of the elements as goddesses and two works inspired by the way our minds and bodies are now enslaved to our mobile phones.