This painting was inspired by a dream that I experienced. It involved me swimming alongside all the creatures in the world, in a stream, and the stream eventually ascended up to the sky. I wanted the viewer to experience the same emotion. Enjoyed combining the realism of the figures with the otherworldly, surreal, abstract rendition of the space around her. Hopefully rendering the half awake, half asleep state of the human mind." -- Tanvi Pathare on "The Dream"
Born and brought up in Mumbai, India, Tanvi Pathare showed a growing interest in Fine Arts since a very early age. Encouraged by family, she began her art education at the prestigious Sir J.J. School of Art in Mumbai and received her Bachelors in Fine Arts (Painting) with outstanding grades, topping the University. Tanvi presently works in a studio space in Italy and is a principle instructor with the Florence Academy’s Drawing and Painting Program.