“Living in cities, we forget to look to nature and its many mysteries and wonders. I experience a sense of joy and satisfaction painting all facets of nature.”
Jeet Gala primarily paints natural landscapes in acrylic. He began painting at a young age and has trained under master artists for over a decade in such mediums as pencil, colour pencil, oil and acrylic paints. Gala hasn’t stopped painting since, and has garnered praise for his work over the years.
A majority of his work is inspired by his travels and is a product of observation, fuelled by the artistic freedom of interpretation. Having journeyed extensively across three continents in the quest to learn various styles, Gala’s ability to capture what he sees and improvise on the ever-changing elements of nature immediately resonates with viewers.
His fascination for nature is evident in his work, in which living emotions, rich detail and a sense of place and the play of light come alive. He paints using a vibrant palette evocative of the hues of nature and often, in addition to his usual tools, employs found objects like leaves and feathers to create unexpected textures.
Hailing from a Gujarati family of businessmen, Gala, who holds a Bachelors in Mass Media (Advertising), is actively involved in the family business. Yet, his strong Kutchi roots keep him grounded to his art. A 7th grader in western classical music from Trinity College with knowledge of Indian classical music, he is equally passionate about music and has contributed to a series of books on fusion music.
Gala works out of his studio in Thane, where he breathes life into his paintings as an ever-evolving artist. His work, especially relevant in our times, aims to evoke the same sense of tranquility, calmness and serenity that he experiences when he immerses himself in the process of creating it.