SANDHYA MANNE (ZENTANGLE)
Sandhya Manne, a Chennai based artist, works with oils and ink drawings, and specialises in an ancient art form called Zentangle. Though she didn’t study art formally, she was fortunate to get trained under highly skilled and successful artists. Sandhya’s works are impressionistic interpretations and representation of her multicultural experiences. She explores these subjects in vibrant colours through oils and watercolours-ink drawings. She began her journey exploring oil paintings, but couldn’t continue during her stay in the USA. That’s when she discovered Zentangle, a meditative art of abstract drawings using simple lines and shapes using pen on paper. This art form requires very little space, time and tools. In 2011 she went on to become a certified Zentangle teacher, a first in India. Since then she has been practicing and teaching Zentangle regularly. She teaches the art at community colleges and recreation centres in the USA, and has a studio in Chennai. Her works are displayed in private collections in Canada, USA and India.