“Women are a central part of my work. It’s the rhythm, the feelings, the complete identity in a woman. It’s also exploring myself,” says Tarini, an Indian national who has lived in Oman since 1990.
A teacher by profession, Tarini has always been more interested in art. As a child she grew up in the art district of Mumbai, and in the 1970s lived in the UK where she and her family visited many museums and galleries. “My Saturday mornings were always spent at the galleries,” she recalls, sitting in her Muscat home, which is filled with paintings, mainly by Indian artists. Those visits to the galleries inspired her to paint, and gave her some strong influences, too, such as the French impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, best known for his paintings of women. For as long as she can remember, she has been painting, and as was the
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