Neerja is a Canadian artist, living and working in Mississauga (Ontario). Art has always been a very vital part of her life. She started drawing from very early on and as far as she can remember, she has been inspired to create.
After finishing Bachelor of Fine Arts from Punjab University, India, she worked as graphic designer. This made her artistic endeavors shift from art to computer screens. She immigrated to the USA after marriage. Though she was busy raising kids, but still kept her passion for art alive by doing free-lance design and artwork.
In 2009, She relocated to Vancouver and the beauty of Vancouver really inspired her to immerse herself completely into arts again. A constant source of delight and artistic stimulus, The West Coast renewed my energy and vision.
She volunteered at Surrey Art Gallery in BC. In 2010 after moving to Mississauga, she started teaching Arts in private studios and at her home studio.
“Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painters soul” (Vincent Van Gogh)
My work captures the serene and compassionate form of nature through luminous colour interactions. I find the process of creating artwork using organic compositions very meditative.
Abstraction in my work allows me to express my emotions without any constraints. My work shows the many shades of colours in our lives and how interconnected we all are in the cosmos.
Artists' Network, Canada
Mississauga Arts Council
Visual Art Mississauga
White Oaks Art group