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black & white painting of Maria da Penha
painting of Maria da Penha

Lost tales told through a collection of black & white portraits

black & white painting of Virginia
painting of strongwoman and performer Katie Sandwina

Welcome to my playground

To me, art has never been about the style or technique of painting; My sole aim is to share with you the beauty I find in diverse stories.


If I could write, I’d pen books about them.

If I could sing, I’d perform ballads in their honour.

But in this life, I play with paint.

- Apurva Khare - 

Preview the collection below

painting of artist Amrita Sher gil

Art often says more about the artist, than it does of the subject


a painting of Amrita Sher Gil
black & white painting of Maria da Penha

Maria Da Penha

Daffodils come before the swallow dares, and take the winds of March with beauty

from The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare, 1623

a painting of Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf

Blame it or praise it, there's no denying the wild horse in us

black & white painting of Virginia Woolf
black & white painting of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

A society grows great only when we plant trees in whose shade we know we shall never sit

Her beauty won't be her enduring legacy, changing the world and being recognised for it, will be

a painting of Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr

We were told we should be
raising children instead,
but we were alrea
dy doing that!

Junko Tabei

black & white painting of Junko Tabei
a painting of Katie Sandwina

Let your strength

leave monuments in awe

Katie Sandwina

These are the faces that believed, persevered and conquered against all odds.

The faces that gave quietly for us to stand tall and live loud.


This collection is my attempt at sharing with you the haunting stories and feelings that empower me as I look around a room full of my personal heroes.

a painting of Maria da Penha
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