Chandana Srinath

Chandana Srinath was born and raised in Bangalore, India. She has a Masters in Physical Therapy specializing in Orthopedic and Sports Medicine. She also has a Masters in Health Care Administration from CSU East Bay. She moved to the Bay Area in 2006 to pursue her Masters in HCA.

In addition to her professional qualifications, her passions include Art and Cooking. She was inspired by her mother, Mrs. Leela Srinath, who was an artist and a great cook herself. Chandana loved to draw and paint from a very young age following in the footsteps of her mother and her grandmother. Chandana was fascinated with various folk art from across India. It gives her immense pleasure in creating an art form that is being forgotten and losing its luster. This passion helped her a lot in her personal life as well as in her professional life.

Her curiosity began when she was a child watching her mother use natural materials like charcoal, turmeric, kumkum, hibiscus, plant or tree leaves and rice flour to make colors. Her mother used dried grass fiber and bamboo fiber as brushes to paint her art on walls, floors and cloth. Her mother learned various forms of folk art from people practicing these Art forms, originating centuries ago. The Art itself showcases nature, people’s lifestyle, mythological figures and Gods. Chandana, herself, learned all these Art forms from her Mother and Grandmother from a very young age. It’s a tradition that has been passed from her Grandmother to her Mother and to her.

Chandana started exhibiting her Art over the past three years, and actively participates at various Art Leagues and Art Galleries. She started to learn fusion and abstract art albeit with a touch of Folk Art. Her goal is to spread this art form within the communities and to the global population. Artist Website