Fall in the C&O Canal

Lake Geneva

Gift for Ornella

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal: Great Falls Tavern

Lock 20

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal


Water-Locked: Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

Lock Number 19

Great Falls Tavern


Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

Kensington Crossing of Yesteryear



Covid Warrior

Susan Niermeyer

Susan and the Alpaca

Rock Climbing in Lesotho

Roshi and Armand

Bichon Frise

New Year's Eve

Cliff-Hanger from Bhutan

Sunrise on the Ganges


The Stare

Evoo, the Rescue Cate


The Many Faces of Firdoz


The Many Faces of Firdoz

Didi the Cat 

Colored Pencils and Watercolor

Gogo the Cat

Colored Pencils and Watercolor


Elderly Gallo Couple 

from Arunachal Pradesh, India

Photo reference: Shyamal Datta

Weaver from Tripura

Photo reference: Shyamal Datta


Women of Color: Healing America

"Women of Color on the Frontlines" is a project initiated by a physician in response to the observation that female healthcare workers of color are underrepresented in the story of the US' fight against COVID-19. She put out a call to female physicians of color around the US to send their selfies and a call to artists to paint any portrait based on the selfies. I responded by painting 15 portraits in a single painting.

Rockville Art League Award, December 2020

Black Lives Matter

The cities of the US erupted in protests against the pandemic of racial injustice in July 2020

Your Breath Counts: Vote!

This painting brings together three major experiences in the US during 2020: racial pandemic, Corona pandemic, and the hope of change that voting brings.  Fighting for breath is a common thread that runs through all these major events.

June 2020

Won the Park View Gallery Award, 2021

We the Women

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of two events that affected women’s lives significantly: the women’s suffrage in 1920 and the pandemic in 1918. Women voted and wore masks then. History repeated itself in 2020.

May 2020

Heroes Work Here!

April 2020

One World: Alone, Together

March 2020


Manisha and Drew

Sikkimese Man in Traditional Attire

Photo reference: Shyamal Dutta



Pink Roses Aglow

Beauty and the Bee

Immigrant's Altar

Stars, Chakras, and Stripes: US-India flag, Krishna playing the flute, Indonesian batik fabric

Koki's Daughter and Family

Karen's Children

Koki's Grandson

Amani's Grand-Daughter


Meeta's Grand-daughter, Vivika and her friend

Nahed's Grandchildren

Nahed's Grandchildren

Dipika's Daughters

Karbi, Gayatree's Daughter

Naga Elder

Indigenous Tribe of Nagaland, North East India.

Photo reference: Shyamal Dutta

Japanese Cherry Blossom Dance

At National Harbor Cherry Blossom Festival 2019.

Holi Diversity - Indian Spring Festival

Shanti's Bharat Natyam Dance (Cosmic)

Shanti's Bharat Natyam Dance (Circle)

Shanti's Bharat Natyam Dance (Walk)

Bharat Natyam Dance, India

Shanti's Bharat Natyam Dance (Squat)

Bharat Natyam Dance, India


Kensington Concert Friends

Kensington summer concert: Blue Book Value Band

Bhamini's Mother

Based on Bhamini's memory of her mother 

Seeing Eye to Eye

Amy  with a Lemur in Madagascar

Won Honorable Mention Award 2020 from Montgomery Art Association

Giggling Teens

Teens from Mizoram, India

Photo reference: Shyamal Dutta

Idu Mishmi Woman 

from Arunachal Pradesh, India

Photo reference: Shyamal Dutta


Awarded Honorable Mention, Rockville Art League, 2019

Daughter's Wedding, May 2018

First Prize, Women's Club of Chevy Chase, 2019

Great Grandmother

Girl Power!

Mid-Atlantic Regional Art Show

Orchids in a Crystal Vase

Awarded First Prize, Kensington Labor Day Art Show, 2017 

Red White and Blue

Awarded Honorable Mention, Kensington Labor Day Art Show, 2018


Awarded Second Place, Creative Expressions Art Show, Montgomery Art Association, 2019

Hummingbird in her Nest

Amanda: Red, White and Blue

Amanda: Mountainside

Thinking of Ghana


Guarding the Vatican

Grumpy Neighbor