About Vandana Bajikar

As a domestic violence survivor, Mother Nature is my healing place. Going into the wilderness is my medicine. And capturing and sharing that beauty with YOU is my Passion.

I have been painting since childhood. In 2001 I came to the USA to start my life from scratch. Somehow in the chaos of life, painting took a backseat. In 2006 I grabbed my first camera in life, Nikon D70s and started learning photography on my own. It wasn't until 2010 that I seriously delved into landscape and nature photography. Nature serves as my Sanctuary for healing and inspiration. My experiences from life events, emotions and feelings are elements I try to bring in my photography.

In my paintings, I transform the black shadows of my past into bold, vivid colors, embodying the fluidity of life. I want my audience to feel each piece of my artwork, and feel it, and interpret in their own way.

I'm a broken body person, I go thru pain every day, and I'm on pain management. But as it is said "Pain and Sorrow are inputs for the creations to release them in beautiful manner", I do the same. I'm not perfect, as Mother Nature is not perfect. But her imperfection is my inspiration and feeds my soul with joy and happiness.

When you are buying an artwork from me, you are buying more than an object. You are buying 100's of hours of failures and experimentation. You are buying days, weeks and months of frustration, and moments of pure joy. You are not just buying a thing, you are buying a piece of my heart, part of my soul, a moment of my life. You are buying my unspoken language and feelings expressed through this artwork. Most importantly, you are buying me more time to do what I’m passionate about.

Art is my soul. Art is an integral part of my life, without which I do not know how I’ll handle my life or survive. Art helps me to heal, overcome my pains, the things I’ve lost in my life. Art helps me to connect inner me, it connects to Mother Nature, and it makes me calm, happy and joyful.

Thank you for supporting my journey into HEALING THRU ART.