Poppy Charnalia is a Lexington MA-based artist. Poppy had been painting and writing most of her life growing up in Lucknow, India. When she became a mother of twins in 2010 she was inspired to craft textured abstract art on canvas. Her son Sohum was enjoying the sensory input from these textures. Her daughter Preanshi would often participate in the innovation of these multi-dimensional surfaces. The art that began with Sohum’s play now sits in many homes across New England, New York, Chicago and the West Coast.
I grew up in India delving into art like oxygen. My mother spoke to us in art. Everything was nature or hand crafted. Machines had not fully invaded the land yet. We sang Indian classical music, we wrote poetry in various languages and loved experimenting with space, textures and hues.
I live with my twins and my husband in Lexington, MA. I pursue music, poetry and art. The fusion of the three forms inspires music from colors , painting from woven words and poetry from textural art.
Nature is the most miraculous creator; I attempt to simulate Her by recreating Her imperfections and randomness. I mold and fold curves by hand using home made non-toxic materials to create textural dimensions. I move my palm, fingers and nails drenched in color on my canvas, then contrast it with perfect symmetry.