Shikha Bajaj is an artist based out of Plano (Texas). She trained in India as a Fashion designer at the prestigious National Institute of Fashion Technology (New Delhi). After working for a few years in the field of fashion, she took a break to raise her two children. She got the opportunity to go back to school and work with a number of accomplished international professional artists in the DFW area.
Shikha has dabbled with multiple media over the years. In acrylic paintings, her work has moved between abstract and non-objective. She favors non objective abstract art over realistic paintings, stressing on the balanced composition of color and form to communicate her ideas. Themes such as nature and the spiritual are consistent undercurrents in her works, although the casual observer will be hard pressed to see any recognizable symbols. Another consistent aspect of her work is the use of multiple canvases to tell a continuing story. Several works, such as Elements, require the four canvases to be seen together to understand the meaning of the various transitions, and how the contrast is created between different forms and colors.
Over the last few years, she has devoted herself to watercolor painting. The immediacy, decisiveness and spontaneity of watercolors is alluring and challenging at the same time. The subjects have ranged from highly realistic still life to abstract landscapes.
Shikha is an enthusiastic member of the Plano Art Association. Her work can be seen on exhibition at various Plano public libraries, and the Plano Art Association spaces.
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”