Besides being a dancer, Mesma Belsaré is a trained visual artist.
Her preferred medium is oil; she also paints in watercolors, ink and the digital medium.
Mesma studied visual arts at the Delhi College of Art, New Delhi, India and at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, U.S. She has exhibited in Toronto, New Delhi, New York City and Boston. Mesma's paintings are held in public and private collections in the U.S., India, Canada, Britain, Holland, and France.
She currently lives and works in New York, United States.
I love figures: human, animal or plant, in their singular and composite forms. They emerge in my art in dream-like narrative configurations, Ancient cave paintings in India, Indonesia and France have left a mark on my images.
My figures, deeply rooted in the Indian mythical stories and memory, have also taken inspiration from Early Christian icons and pre-Renaissance European masters.
My paintings stem from faith in pure expression that is free from the burden of heavy concepts, and the power of beauty as a healing agent in a divided, dystopian world.
Purchasing Art & Commissions
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Mesma's oil paintings are made with the old master techniques. Several layers of translucent paint are glazed over dried, opaque underpainting to achieve depth and luminosity. Inspired by medieval European icons, Belsaré sometimes incorporates gold foil in her work.Click on the images for details. Prints of select sold paintings are available if indicated in the descriptions.
To purchase original paintings or order your prints, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the title of the painting.
"Your painting has made me so happy. I can’t begin to describe the feeling, but I feel transported and elated. It is still one that I can't stop looking at."
Watercolor and ink on paper
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"The buying experience was excellent. Mesma answered all my questions and the painting arrived on time and beautifully packaged with a handwritten personal note."
"The painting brings positive energy and an infusion of joy to our home. It lifts the vibration of the room."
The following gallery displays paintings that were either commissioned, sold or gifted, and are now in private collections.