I am a self taught artist, and work mainly in pastels and oils. My work is figurative. I am stimulated by a wide variety of subject matter, and like to express myself with color. Art is a sensual experience and I enjoy exploring its varied visual boundaries. Although my work is representational, I do not feel constrained by any sense of photographic accuracy. Over the passage of years, this freedom has found expression in a blending of the figurative with an impressionistic strain. I have little knowledge of what lies ahead, but the journey remains a source of great excitement. My paintings are a pictorial diary of this journey.
I spent my growing years in India, enjoy traveling, reading, playing a mediocre game of tennis, and have taught and practiced Cardiology in the US for nearly four decades. My wife and I raised our three sons in Kansas City and have lived here since 1987. Our sons are now grown and we look forward to their visits to our home in Prairie Village with much anticipation and joy. I struggle with Spanish lessons on Duolingo and work diligently on broadening my appreciation of good scotch whisky.
My mother was an accomplished Batik and fabric artist, and painting was an integral part of my formative years in India. Later, I had the privilege of working with Ann Lyne in Richmond during the years I was on the cardiology faculty at the Medical college of Virginia. Her instructional heritage goes back to Hans Hoffman and Henri Matisse, which I have always found intriguing. Beverly Nichols introduced me to the medium of pastels at the Kansas City Art Institute, and over the years I have had the good fortune of painting with many talented artists in the Kansas City art community.
I am a member of the Kansas City Artist’s Coalition and the Mid America Pastel Society, and use the (admittedly meagre) revenues from art sales to support local charities.
Jhulan Mukharji MD FACC
4907 west 87th terrace
PrairieVillage, Kansas 66207
tel (816) 223 3351