Born in 1943, Sarla Chandra’s tryst with art and Indian culture has spanned more over forty years. With more than 50 solo exhibitions and 40 group shows to her credit. Sarla Chandra is a postgraduate in Nature Science “Entomology” from the prestigious St. John’s College, Agra. Sarla Chandra’s tryst with art and Indian culture has spanned over forty-five years. Painting for her is not merely a profession but a form of meditation; a personal expression of her love for Indian Purani text, like Veds and Upnishads fascinates her. A compulsive inner urge for exploration of the capabilities of the mind has slowly manifested themselves onto her canvas. Using ‘varakh’-gold and silver foil are unorthodox techniques that recreate the aura of our ancient cultural heritage. Sarla’s works are never static; connoisseurs of art all over the world treasure her signature paintings. Her brush generates energy, drawing inspirations from all faces of nature, and traditions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Sufism, and Christianity. Each of her paintings pulsates with ‘Prana’ – the life giving force, creating a spiritual experience for the viewer.