Namaste, I'm Sandhya
an artist, an oil painter, and a Certified Zentangle Teacher.
I had always been artistically inclined and absolutely enjoyed all kinds of art and craft. Living in the USA, a new country for us with two little kids and no help, very few friends and barely anyone among those sharing similar interests in art was extremely difficult and stressful. But a 4 hr Zentangle workshop at a local art association changed my life forever.
I have been captivated ever since coz it was THE perfect thing I needed to keep my creativity alive, to connect with myself, to get myself into a quick zen mode. I enjoyed creating it and loved what I created. In between all the motherhood mayhem, it gave me instant gratification, satisfaction, self-confidence, and total Zen!!
In 2011, I became India’s first Certified Zentangle Teacher. I have been learning, sharing, and creating Zentangle artworks ever since and have been part of many art shows both in the US and India. Many of my works are now part of private collections in India, Canada, the USA, and the UK. I have taught 1000s of people both in the US and India through community colleges, art associations, schools, corporate sessions, private sessions, group classes, and international online classes.
I create out of my Studio in Chennai, where I also create online workshops and love building online communities.
When not at my studio, I enjoy spending time traveling and visiting old Indian temples across the country with my husband and our two teenage children. I also enjoy music, walks, books, having friends over, having conversations about life, and discovering life. I enjoy my quiet time reflecting on life during high-altitude Himalayan treks to the Valley of Flowers, HemKund Sahib, Mount Kailash, etc.
I am honored to guide you through your Zentangle journey.