Vasu Tolia believes that one lifetime is not enough to execute all of the ideas bubbling in her mind. She has rewired herself after retiring from medical field into learning art. She likes to try new techniques and versatility best describes her work. This interest in different styles and media add a unique dimension to her portfolio as she uses impressionism, post-impressionism and expressionism in both her abstract and representational work. Strokes and geometric shapes in different directions add to the texture, rhythm and forms in her paintings.
“Since my retirement from an academic medicine, I have elected to pour my creative energy into art by attending workshops. Art has become my passion in life, and I breathe and live it 24/7 …not always with a brush, charcoal or brayer but by visualizing next creation. My paintings connect nature, humanity, space and are my main inspirations. The last has fascinated me especially since the discovery of the black hole. Each subject, whether a human, animal, still life, nature, space or abstraction is caught in a moment in time. By capturing such moments, I invite you to experience the intimacy of that subject. My work also depicts life experiences and memories. I like the viewer to interpret it in their own way to discern my language describing it as a painting. That way enables me to communicate on a personal level without words.”
“My major goal is to evoke a feeling of peacefulness, calm serenity or nostalgia— so I am painting a mood rather than an object. I try to convey all these exciting experiences I have visualized and perceive as I paint and strive to better every creation than the previous one. I like to try new techniques and versatility best describes my work. My interest in different styles and media add a unique dimension to my portfolio as I use several artistic eras including impressionism, post-impressionism and expressionism in both my abstract and representational work. Strokes and geometric shapes in different directions create texture, rhythm and forms in my paintings.”