And the desire to deeply understand you,
Isn’t that love ?
his painting is inspired by the Shirui Lily blooming in my birthplace Manipur. It is a rare species blooming between mid May to mid June, found only in the upper reaches of the Shirui hill ranges in the Ukhrul district of Manipur, India. Many from far and near trek to this sacred mountain, the Shirui Kashong Peak to get a glimpse of this beauty; some secretly whisper their wish with the belief that the wish gets fulfilled when shared with this flower.
Inspiration: This painting is inspired by Chaoba Thiyam, the folk singer from Manipur who is creating beautiful music and songs evoking love and remembrance of home and words of ancestors, touching hardened hearts awakening the feeling of love and peace.
This is a painting inspired by a beautiful statue at Govinda temple in my birthplace at Imphal, Manipur, India. As a child I was very fascinated by this beautiful statue guarding the entrance of the main temple. It has always brought out the inner child in me and a big happy smile to many.
Inspiration: A beautiful view of the temple (Washington DC temple) from my car driving at 495 freeway. Everytime I see the temple I know home is near, bringing me a great feeling after a long drive.
Walk with me – the view of vineyard brings out a smile to many 💗
I saw this beautiful florist at farmers’ market in Kensington town, maryland, USA. Everyone who walked out of this florist has this beautiful smile.
Inspired by Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan. I thought about how diversity can bring humans together. She was critical in getting 500K test kits from South Korea during the early days of COVID for the people of Maryland.
A beautiful view of the temple from my car driving at 495 freeway. Everytime I see the temple I know home is near, bringing me a great feeling after a long drive.
Plein air at Brookside gardens, Maryland. I was walking around to decide on what to paint. Should I paint the rose garden or white water lily or the gazebo ? So many beautiful spot, and this spot suddenly overwhelmed me with memories of my father’s visit in this garden. And here we stopped to take a picture, and today I sat here painting in memory of him 💗
Oil Painting by Monica IngudamCanvas 20 by 20 inches , July 2021 Inspiration: My first plein air painting experience at the beautiful sunflower field, Mckee Beshers, Maryland, USA. Painting with so many amazing artists of MAA, the beautiful sunflowers in front view, cheerful people walking in having light conversations calling my sunflowers “Happy sunflowers”. I will do more plein air painting, love the experience. Try new things always, you never know what you may end up liking! Original – Available, make it […]
Inspired by the blue color (color of throat chakra) of this beautiful flow Aprajita, a flower I grew up watching in my mother’s garden. When the throat chakra is in balance, we speak, listen, and express ourselves openly and authentically. When out of balance, we ignore our inner voice, feel afraid of expressing ourselves.
Inspiration: This painting is inspired by the Shirui Lily blooming in my birthplace Manipur. It is a rare species blooming between mid May to mid June, found only in the upper reaches of the Shirui hill ranges in the Ukhrul district of Manipur, India. Many from far and near trek to this sacred mountain, the Shirui Kashong Peak to get a glimpse of this beauty; some secretly whisper their wish with the belief that the wish gets fulfilled when shared with this flower.
Daughter of our land, Inspired by Thounaojam Brinda of Manipur, India speaking up against the poppy farmers, the rich and powerful to save the community from drug crisis.
When you are sinking deep, hitting rock bottom in a dark space feeling worthless and suddenly out of nowhere your mind is filled with the feeling of pure love, beauty and light giving you hope. Yes hope giving you the strength to rise up. Hold on to that hope tightly for you are worth it, so worth it. Yes you are 💗
My mind was filled with the hurtful words said earlier,
Bringing tears to my eyes.
I looked around,
I see the beautiful sunset,
I see the beautiful cherry blossom,
I see the beautiful Potomac river where John Quincy Adams, the 6th president of USA swam nude,
I see the tall Washington monument in DC.
Most importantly I see love around me,
Gratitude filled my heart,
Bringing me back to Now,
Bringing back my smile.
The power of Now is there for you too 💗
EmergingOil Painting by Monica IngudamCanvas11 by 14 inchJuly 2020 Emerging selected for Rockville Art League Art League Juried Members’ Winter Show 2020/21 Glen Mansion, Maryland, USA (Dec 2020) Exhibition: Exhibited as part of “Celebrations” by Wheaton Arts Parade Gallery (Nov 2021- Jan2022), Westfield Wheaton Mall, Maryland, USA Original – Available, make it yours. Emerging The strength is within you to emerge beautifully rising above whatever darkness you are going through. I see the beautiful you, I see the talent in you, I believe in you, […]
Let goOil Painting by Monica IngudamCanvasAug – Nov 2020 Exhibition: Exhibited as part of “Celebrations” by Wheaton Arts Parade Gallery (Nov 2021- Jan2022), Westfield Wheaton Mall, Maryland, USAOriginal – Found a home in USA
Of love, beauty, peace and healing. Many times we get stuck into the definition and expectation as defined by society. As I painted this flower inspired by the beautiful Shirui lily of Manipur, I thought of it as a symbol of beauty and love blooming in the midst of my healing birthplace. This flower can only bring out a smile in you, giving you the feeling of unconditional love, that moment of freedom where you are only you. There is no anger nor hatred nor violence nor judgement, just a moment of you being you.