A Kentucky Crafted artist, Lakshmi Sriraman started painting two years age. She is a self taught artist whose work is inspired by Indian and Aboriginal artworks.
Lakshmi’s work always starts with an energetic intent that forms the foundation for her inspirations to flow through her brush and onto the canvas. This focus is joyfully expressed as she mixes her paints, asking the colors to work well with each other, to blend well and to create distinct boundaries where needed. Indeed, she actually sings to them, asking them to awaken as she puts a different intent into each color such as love, compassion, joy, laughter, and healing. These are consciously instilled to provide an energetic connection between her painting and the observer.
Artistic expression has been a lifelong passion for Lakshmi. She likes exploring different types of painting, ranging from detailed dot painting to elusive abstract work. Drawing from her classical dance background, Lakshmi seeks to create “movement” within the spiritually inspired images she crafts on canvas. By doing so, there is an energy instilled in her paintings that is very much alive, with the hope of inspiring her audience to discover and connect with their own creativity.
Lakshmi Sriraman was born in India. After completing her Masters in Mathematics, she immigrated to the U.S. to pursue higher studies. She graduated with a MBA from the University of Texas at El Paso.
After a decade of working as a Management Consultant, she took up the classical dance art form of Bharatanatyam as her chosen career. A multi-faceted artist, Lakshmi has created a niche for herself through her innovative and creative work in Indian classical dance. In addition to performing and choreographing, she also runs a dance school, Shree School of Dance, guiding her students through their personal journey with dance.
Lakshmi is also an internationally known Bharatanatyam performing artist recognized by the Kentucky Arts Council as the 'Featured Artist' for July/August 2018.
She lives in Lexington, Ky. with her husband, son and Fibo, a delightful havanese pup.