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Paintings by Lakshmi S. Nair

About lakshmi S. Nair

Portrait of Lakshmi S. Nair in a yellow dress.

artist statement

I am always fascinated by motion and want to explore the concepts of motion through my paintings. The underlying essence of all these motions is “Shakti,” the dynamic, beyond-knowing, and ever-changing forces of nature. The motion in the material plane or physical motion resulting in the world of manifested physical realities, the motion of the mental plane or emotions resulting in the dream worlds, and the stillness arising from the evolutionary motion of our essence are the sources of my artistic inspiration. I am captivated by the geometrical underpinnings of the isometry that allow these motions to manifest and the immutable creative power behind these motions. These three-fold motions guide my paintings and subjects.


Lakshmi Nair is a contemporary artist born in India and resides in Connecticut, USA. Her educational background is in bioengineering, and she works as a Professor of Bioengineering and Orthopaedic surgery at the University of Connecticut. While pursuing her career path in scientific research and education, she continues to pursue her passion for painting. She is deeply drawn to the mythology, iconography, and symbolism of Indian and East Asian art during the classical and medieval periods. Over the years, Lakshmi studied with various masters, including Mr. Krishnan Nair, Ms. Claire Fish, Ms. Zoey Frank, Mr.Yong Chen, Mr. Prince, and Mr. Kevin McPherson.


Painting by Lakshmi S. Nair, The Countryside. Acrylic.


Painting by Lakshmi S. Nair, Soriae 1. Oil.


Painting by Lakshmi S. Nair, Mandeville Whites. Oil.

still life

Painting by Lakshmis S. Nair, Contemplative. Oil.


Painting by Lakshmi S. Nair, At peace. Oil.

meditative metaphors

Painting by Lakshmi S. Nair, Lotus 1. Acrylic.
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