Artist: Jhulan Mukharji

I am a self taught artist, and work mainly in pastels and oils. My work is figuratve. I am stimulated by a wide variety of subject matter, and like to express myself with colour. Art is a sensual experience for me and I like to explore its boundaries of light, shape, colour, form, balance, and contrast. Although my work is representational, I do not feel constrained by any sense of photographic accuracy. Over the passage of years, this freedom has found expression in a blending of the figurative with an impressionistic strain. I have little knowledge of what lies ahead, but the journey remains a source of great excitement. I spent my growing years in India, enjoy travelling, reading, playing a mediocre game of tennis, and have taught and practiced Cardiology in the US for nearly three decades. My wife and I raised our three sons in Kansas City and have lived here since 1987. Our sons are now grown and we look forward to their visits to our home in Prairie Village with much anticipation and joy.

My mother is an accomplished Batik and fabric artist, and painting was an integral part of my formative years in India. Later, I had the privilege of working with Ann Lyne in Richmond during the years I spent teaching at the Medical college of Virginia. Beverly Nichols introduced me to the medium of pastels at the Kansas City Art Institute, and over the years I have had the good fortune of painting with many talented artists in the Kansas City art community.

I have exhibited at local art shows in Westport, Merriam, Town Center, Brookside, Prairie Village, Hidden Glen, and Art in the Woods (Corporate Woods). My work has been displayed ( single artist) at the Commerce Bank art gallery in the Country Club Plaza, Irene B French art gallery, Images art gallery, R G Endres art gallery Prairie Village, and Surya art gallery in Lincoln, Nebraska. I am a member of the Kansas City Artist’s Coalition and the Mid America Pastel Society.

Contact Information:  jhulan.muk@gmail.com  or call (816) 223-3351