"These words that mean Blue Sky, Green Sea, and Red Earth manifest in some color and form in all my paintings. Soft pastel art was an accidental discovery some five years ago. Since then, the process of painting has been one of self discovery.
My journey so far has been meditative while I paint, the joy that every painting beholds and the despair it begets sometimes, a puzzle to unravel everytime I put a fresh canvas to the easel. The calm frenzy, unsteady stillness, noisy silence, fragile grit are the waves I ride on while painting. It keeps me buoyant."
- Shelly Mani Panattu