“Shiva – Superhero” oil on canvas July 2020
Mohini has been around art and painting all her life. Her mother is a prolific artist having painted well over 200 canvasses and drawings. She started painting and drawing in her early twenties. Mohini re-connected with painting in 2004 when she used the medium as an expression of her internal process and current creative activities.
Mohini is a serious amateur painter, inheriting an ongoing growing skill and a creative talent from her prolific artist mother, Renée Chatlani. Virtually self-taught, painting for Mohini is a profound form of meditation, a way of stilling the mind, focussing it on the ever-growing deep discovery of what is within her in each moment. A painting, which starts off as something, often, through the pauses within the sittings, emerges as something else : a revelation of sometimes, something clear, other times, coded spiritual and emotional messages accompanied by an organic, spontaneous flow.
Her developing style is one of an eclectic nature, encompassing figurative abstract, portraiture and pure abstract. She uses both brush, palette knife and fingers and paints primarily in oils. She is influenced and inspired greatly by the impressionist and post-impressionist movement as well as being open to discovering the old masters as well as the new.
She is thrilled to have found an outstanding, international artist and teacher in Angelika Privalakhina, whose style and passion she is very aligned with and with whom she is now studying : plein-air painting in Tuscany, Normandy France, and eventually St. Petersburg, Russia.
Mohini is health and wellness professional, a published author, a recording artist and singer, a true yoga instructor and trainer as well as a teacher of Tai Chi for Health and Qi Gong, for seniors and all bodies and an Agent for Change.
What gives Mohini’s life purpose, meaning and value is to be able to help others realise their full potential, to encourage personal health and wellbeing and inspire the development of innate creativity.
Mohini loves painting, gardening, silence, helping others, languages, nature, travel, cooking, animals and elders.