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Art by Shini

Subhashini, or Shini as she is known by her friends, lives in Malaysia with Kuala Lumpur as home base.  Bringing her natural surroundings of Malaysia and Southeast Asia, to life in her art is her passion.

For Shini, Malaysia and area is a special place where she finds both spiritual renewal and rejuvenation that is rooted in both the natural and cultural experiences of the region.  The region is a crossroad where many of the world's religions come together — Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, and Sikhs, largely living in harmony. 

She seeks to weave those aspects and elements of life into her artwork, telling the story of the people, their natural surroundings, and the diverse multicultural region that is Southeast Asia.    


At present, she is particularly focused on exploring the interconnection of humanity and the earth, both the flora and the fauna -- of how the natural balance between the earth, flora, and fauna is maintained, is being threatened, and the traditional way of life reconciles them.  


Enjoy the beauty of the peacock to reveal your own beauty on the canvas of your mind.


Lord Ganesha Arcylic Canvas Art 
Ganapathi is a symbol of intellect, wisdom and imagination.


Bal Krishna Arcylic Painting. Calmness, gentleness, silence, self-restraint and purity these are the disciplines of the mind. Lord Krishna.

I hear the question upon lips of many — "What is it to be a colour?"

Colour is the touch of the eye, music to the deaf, a word out of the darkness. Because I’ve listened to souls whispering like the susurrus of the wind from book to book and object to object for tens or thousands of years, allow me to say that my touch resembles the touch of angels. Part of me, the serious half, calls out to your vision while the mirthful half sours through the air with your glances.

I’m so fortunate to be green I’m fiery. I’m strong.  I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery air, mountains, trees, people.  I thought, this is what it is to be happy.

I do not conceal myself.   For me, delicacy manifests itself neither in weakness nor in subtlety, but through determination and will.    So, I draw attention to myself. I’m not afraid of other colours, shadows, crowds or even of loneliness.   How wonderful it is to cover a surface that awaits me with my own victorious being!   Wherever I’m spread, I see eyes shine, passions increase, eyebrows rise and heartbeats quicken.    Behold how wonderful it is to live! Behold how wonderful to see.   I am everywhere.    Life begins with and returns to me.   Have faith in what I tell you.


As an artist, I have always believed that art has the power to transform lives. And for the past few years, I have been contributing to society in a meaningful way by teaching free art classes for several orphanage homes.

The children I teach come from various backgrounds, but they all share a common love for art. Through my classes, I aim to teach them not only about different art techniques but also about important life skills that they can apply in their daily lives.

For example, I teach them about problem-solving and critical thinking, which are skills that are crucial for success in any field. By encouraging them to think creatively and come up with their own solutions, I am helping them develop their own unique perspectives and ideas.  


But more than that, I see how my art classes help these children grow as individuals. They become more confident in expressing themselves and sharing their ideas with others. They develop a sense of pride and accomplishment when they create something beautiful with their own hands.

One of the most rewarding aspects of teaching these classes is seeing the joy on the children's faces when they create their art pieces. Every time I conduct a class, I am reminded of the power of art to bring people together and build a sense of community.

And that is what motivates me to continue doing this work. I want to help these children grow and develop not just as artists but as individuals who are capable of making a positive impact on the world around them. 




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