Madhubani Paintings by Dimple Chatur

A place for all in this Universe
Triptych, each panel 10.5″x5″

My name is Dimple. I am a self-taught artist.  Drawing is my passion, and it helps me to unwind. I am interested in different drawing and painting styles.

These paintings follow the Madhubani tradition. Madhubani literally translates into “Forest of Honey.” It is an age-old rural art form practiced in Bihar, India. Madhubani art is based on the philosophical principle of dualism; that opposites run parallel to each other: life and death, day and night, joy and sorrow, body, and soul, etc. 

Circle of Life
The earth’s life-support system is made up of plants & animals who play a role in the principle called the Circle of Life. 

Madhubani paintings are characterized by two-dimensional imagery, eye-catching geometrical patterns, and very bright colors. The paintings reflect aesthetic tastes, religious leanings, love for Nature, affection for the feminine beauty, divinity, and the panoramic view of the day-to-day life of the people. Hence, natural objects like the sun, the moon, flowers, animals & birds play an important part in these paintings.

Tree of Life
The tree symbolizes strength, wisdom, and longevity.

The paintings featured here have been hand-painted on paper and then decoupaged on wood panel/boards. I have used mainly ink and some acrylics in my paintings .

The sun God, Surya, smiling down on creatures big and small.



  1. These are so interesting with lovely bright colors and so carefully drawn. Especially like the accompanying explanations.

  2. What an amazing collection you have got here Dimple. Very very impressive πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ». Keep up the great work.

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