Indira Servaia “Reverie of Color” at The Watchung Arts Center

Indira Servaia introduces you to a world of story-telling colors. Servaia’s work will be on display in the Lower Gallery of the Watchung Arts Center, from September 5 through September 30, in an exhibit entitled “Reverie of Color”. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, September 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
Primarily a self-taught, inner-directed artist, Indira Servaia has applied her studies of arts in India and in the USA with diverse styles and technique. Her endearing style is most strongly inspired from experiences throughout her Indian culture and by her appreciation for the captivating vibrancy of colors. (Inspired by French Fauvist artists). To explain the striking style of Indira’s colors, one could look to the multiple cultures from which Indira draws.
For example, in her women’s series these influences are sufficient to explain why her portraits make you feel as if you really you know the women’s depth of personality and being. Her goal is for people to sense the story within her portrait at a glance.
“When I view a person or object as a potential subject for a portrait, I sense the deep life impressions of that subject and I see them as swirl of colors that tell the story of that subject. I know when there is a story that others would like to know. My hope is for people to take just a glance and to sense the story within the portrait. My intent is for the colors in my paintings to awaken the viewer’s sensitivity to those same pulses and rhythm that I sensed. That is how the viewer will come to know the story revealed by the portrait.”
Indira’s bird series depicts every person’s fight to freedom: freedom for mind and spirits; freedom to pursue the longing of the heart; the boundless and fearless freedom that helps an individual achieve clarity of mind as well as purity of heart. The freedom propels the individual towards spiritual enlightenment, the ultimate goal of every human being.
Her landscapes and still life contain vivid and vibrant colors. She uses her love for beautiful colors to help communicate same pulse and rhythm to the viewers that she sensed herself.
“I hope people see a part of myself in my paintings which is love for beautiful colors of nature. I want them to get pleasure, happiness and let the paintings speak for themselves telling its own story with a life of its own.”
She has exhibited in galleries in India as well as in New Jersey, Philadelphia and at different shorelines.

(above) “Reverie of Color” by Indira Servaia will be on display at the Watchung Arts Center, 18 Stirling Road, Watchung, NJ from Sept 5-30, 2017; opening reception September 10, 1-4 p.m.
The Rhythm, by Indira Servaia