Artist Statement of Shiv Kumar Soni

"Childhood is the great and revivable part of the life. We never forget the days and activities of our childhood, when we could imagine our own beautiful world and there were no boundaries for the dreams of our imagination. As a child I was always observant of the beauty that exists in our local environment - nature, birds, kites, toys, games, making faces, hair styles and the imagining of things out of our reach.

So all these things, all the beautiful imaginations of my childhood days, I want to present in my paintings - usually through an imagined child named "PUPPY". I paint him on canvas in a modern style, his costumes, eyes, hair styles etc. Sometimes this appears as if a self portrait."