THOUGHTS ON PAINTING
Though the waters of the pond in the Lotus 3 painting offer glimpses of the bright blue sky's reflection within it, there is a portion of the placid water that is dark and murky, and it is from this section of the pond that a handful of hopeful lotus flowers bloom amongst the lily pads. A Buddhist symbol of enlightenment by way of detaching oneself from the desires of the body and mind, the lotus flower reaches far above the dark waters, stretching toward the blue skies in an effort to rid themselves of the heavy attachments that weigh them down.
GETTING TO KNOW A. ROY
A. Roy takes his inspiration from artists all across the board, bringing in little bits and pieces of what he loves about each one and incorporating them into each of his works. Born in Bengal, Krishnagar, Roy has moved a lot throughout his life and has taken his cues from the colors, the landscapes and the life that he has witnessed throughout his journeys. This becomes evident when you look at his natural scenes full of serene waters, sprawling mountaintops, pleasant forests and tranquil fields.