Sandhya Manne is a Chennai based Indian Artist, working in oils and ink drawings. Though mostly self taught she was fortunate to train under some highly skilled and successful artists during her travels around the world. Her works are impressionistic interpretations and representation of her multicultural experiences. She explores these subjects in vibrant colors through oils and watercolors-ink drawings.
Since 2011 she has been exhibiting her works through juried shows of various Art Associations and Galleries in USA and in India. She had been an active member and in the board of Plano Art Association in USA. Her works are in private collections in Canada, USA and India. She creates small paintings everyday out of her studio in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai.
She is country’s first Certified Zentangle Teacher and has taught at Recreation centers and Community college in the USA before her move to Chennai. She now offers private and monthly group Zentangle workshops at her studio as well as online classes via Skype.
When not at her studio, Sandhya enjoys spending time traveling and visiting old Indian temples with her husband and their two young children. She also enjoys music, chats, walks, books, having friends over and learning about Art and Business.
My Art is a sum of me and my experiences...
My paintings are impressionistic interpretation of mundane life around us in exuberance with vibrant colors. I paint a variety of subjects like landscape, still life and figure portraying and representing the simple visual excitements of our everyday lives. I enjoy capturing the play of light, color and shadow over my subjects and the reflections it creates. Working on solid color backgrounds, I attempt to bring the viewers attention to the honest rustic beauty of the subject. My predominant medium is oils and Ink drawings. I love to work with oil paints for its buttery consistency, forgiving nature and the luminosity of the finished paintings. It helps me show things in new perspective. My Ink drawings are Zentangle and Zentangle Inspired Art
Currently, I am working on Daily Oils and Daily Zentangles, where I create small paintings everyday. Daily Oils are exclusive Oil paintings on small sized panels with subjects ranging from Portraits, still life, landscapes and figures...Daily Zentangles are ink drawings of structured patterns on small size paper tiles.
2017 PRAHAAS 3 Women Art Show, Chollamandala Artists' Village, Chennai, India
2017 Art Mart Chennai, Chennai, India
2016 CWA Art Show , at Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai, India
2016 17th Edition Artisan and Farmers Market of BHFH, at Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai, India
2015 "South Indian Art Show 2015", at Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai, India
2015 AKANKSHA 2nd Group Exhibition, @ Karnataka Chitrakala ParishathBangaloreIndia
2015 URBAN HANDS 3rd Edition, Chennai, India
2015 15th Edition Artisan and Farmers Market of By Hands From the Hearts, Chennai, India
2014 "Akansha"All women Exhibit, @ Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore, India
2013 "Flash Back" Exhibit, Chennai, India
2013 Midtown Gallery Art Walk, Dallas, TX.
2013 PAA Members Show, Plano, TX.
2013 Love Songs-Interpretations in Art Exhibit, Dallas, TX.
2013 3rd Annual Zentangle Inspired Art Exhibit, Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving, TX.
2012 MULTICULTURAL ART EXHIBIT at The Courtyard Theater, Plano, TX.
2012 "10 STRONG" PAA Volunteers show, The Gallery, McKinney Performance center, McKinney, TX.
2012 57th Annual Members Juried Show, Irving Arts Association, Irving, TX.
2012 “East Meets West” show, Plano Courtyard Theater, Plano, TX.
2012 125 7th Annual Juried Show, Collin Community College, Plano, TX.
2012 "WITH LOVE" A Special Valentine's Experience Art Fair, Dallas, TX.
2012 OXIDE Gallery as Regular featuring Artist, Denton, TX.
2012 2nd Annual Zentangle Inspired Art Exhibit, Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving, TX.
2011 OXIDE Gallery as Regular featuring Artist, Denton, TX.
2011 “The Ultimate Driving Machine Meets Art”, Classic BMW, Plano, TX.
2011 Multicultural Exhibit, Plano Arts Association, Plano, TX.
2011 Lakewood Summer Arts Faire, The Lakewood United Methodist church, Dallas, TX.
2011 Courtyard Theater, Plano, TX. 2011 “Faith” show,
2011 OXIDE Gallery, Denton, TX.
2011 56th Annual Members Juried Show, Irving Arts Association, Irving, TX.
2011 Zentangle Inspired Art Exhibit, Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving, TX.
2013 1st place 3rd Annual Zentangle Inspired Art Exhibit, Irving, TX.
2012 3rd place in Water media Category, 57th Annual Members Juried Show, IA A, Irving, TX.
2012 People's Choice Award 3rd place, "East Meets West" show, Plano Courtyard Theater.
Art Works Published
2012 Zentangle 7 : Inspiring Circles, Zendalas & Shapes, an Imprint of Fox Chappel Publishing.
OXIDE Gallery, Denton,TX (2011-12).
at Plano Art Association, Plano,TX (2011-2013).
Irving Art Association, Irving,TX (2010-2013).
2013 Collin County Community College, Plano, TX.
2013 Huffhines Recreation Center, Richardson, TX. 2013 Rowlett Community Center, Rowlett, TX.
2012 Huffhines Recreation Center, Richardson, TX.
2012 Collin County Community College, Plano, TX.
2011 Certified Zentangle Teacher, Providence, RI
BCom 2000 Business Commerce University of Mumbai, India.
MCom 2003 Business Commerce University of Mumbai, India. Zentangle .