The Artist

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.


Belsaré 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.


Belsaré currently lives and works in New York, United States.

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Artist Statement

I love figures: human, animal or plant, in their singular and composite forms. They emerge in my art in dream-like configurations, both narrative and conceptual. Ancient cave paintings in India, Indonesia and France have left a mark on my images.

I migrated to the United States more than a decade ago. My figures, deeply rooted in the Indian mythical stories and memory, have since taken additional inspiration from Early Christian icons and pre-Renaissance European artists whom I have admired. However the spirit of my art remains essentially moored in the land of my origin .   

Mesma in her studio 

Purchasing Art & Commissions

Art can be purchased by emailing

Please mention the title of the painting/sketch in the Gallery.


To commission an artwork, send a message through the CONTACT page or email

Note: Gallery pics are not color-enhanced and appear as close to real as possible. However screen resolution of your device might affect color saturation.




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. Added to this gallery are also works in oil pastel on paper. Click on the image for details. 


To purchase art, email with the title of the painting. 

Watercolor and ink on paper

Available for sale. Click on the image for details. 

To purchase art, email with the title of the painting. 

Pen and Ink on Paper

Available for sale. Click on the image for details. 

To purchase art, email with the title of the work. 

Other Works

The following gallery displays paintings that were either commissioned, sold or gifted.

They are now in private collections in India and the United States. 

Click on the image for details. 


How to Order

  • Email with the title of artwork.

  • Payment options: Venmo, PayPal, Zelle or personal check. 



  • Currently online orders for shipment within United States are accepted.

  • Original works of art are shipped and packaged via USPS, UPS or FedEx Ground.

  • Please allow 14-21 business days from the date of purchase to delivery date.

  • Once your order is shipped an email will be sent to you with an invoice.. 

  • Please include your phone number in your email so that if necessary, the carrier can contact you. 


Damage During Shipping

  • In the unlikely event that your order is damaged during shipping you will receive a full refund or replacement if you provide all of the original packaging for the shipper's inspection.

  • The refund will be issued by the shipper and not by Mesma Belsaré.

  • Please note there are no exceptions to this policy.  


Returns of original works of art welcome if they are:

  • Returned within 7 days from the date of delivery.

  • Arrive in the same exact condition as when they left.

  • Include all original packaging.

  • If originals arrive after 7 days from the date of delivery, you will not be eligible for a credit and you must pay for shipping back to the original delivery address.

  • Please note there are no exceptions to this policy.