A photo of a figure practicing āsana usually portrays the flesh – we most readily see the annamāyā (material) level. The beauty of painting is that it has the possibility of going below the surface to evoke something of the energy, the prāṇamāyā (energetic) level. I used old photos of Krishnamacharya, from the 1930s and the 1980s to express something of how I saw the energetics of the form. I wanted the paintings to be light, filled with space and direction. Using watercolours enabled both a translucence and also a quickness – I let my brush dance as if it were a calligrapher’s tool. Sometimes the paint was wet, other times the dryness of the brush indicated a movement or a direction.

You can purchase any of them as signed giclee prints (A4, A3, A2 or A1) on fine art paper. Prices are:

  • A1 – £90
  • A2 – £75
  • A3 – £55
  • A4 – £35
  • Plus £3.50 UK post and packing (international postings vary)

Please contact me for more info or if you would like to buy a print.