Sonali Mohanty Artists Statement:
I am an engineer by education, was an IT professional by occupation but now am an artist by choice. I am an artist with a passion to create artwork using various media. I am inspired by things around me and my expertise is in the usage of a wide range of colors and textures. I strive to develop artwork that speaks to, both, me and the viewer and is mostly an expression of my Indian roots. India is a place of diverse colors and subjects which has inspired me to use vibrant colors and motifs in most of my paintings.
I feel art of any kind can affect a person deeply and I want people to view my colorful and vibrant artwork and take home the feeling of positivity and happiness. If the colors, story or composition of my paintings makes the viewer stop and take a moment, I feel like I achieved my goal.