At the Cafe, Leena Shah
I've always sketched and painted since childhood, and alongside my architectural studies and training. Since the last decade I have taken up the medium of acrylics on canvas more seriously alongside my profession as an urban designer. With my background in architecture and urban design, I have always been fascinated and inspired by streets and townscapes and the way people interact with these. Movement, patterns, textures, forms, and lines in my surroundings stay with me and evoke memories. In my paintings I use these impressions to recreate those ephemeral moments. My process of painting is instinctive and meditative, ultimately trying to evoke a certain mood or emotion that I felt at the time.