February 2024

Casino Night at Chandler Hall, Newtown, Pa. Participated in an auction to help raise funds for their senior living memory care division. With Newtown Rotary.

November 2023

Indo-American Arts Council Annual Gala, NYC. A non-profit promoting arts of Asian Indian heritage.

October 2023

Good Grief Gala, NJ. Healing and support for children who have lost a loved one.

October 2023

SABA Gala, NJ. Our display for the South Asian Bar Association.

October 2023

Diwali at Gracie Mansion, NYC. Celebrating with Mayor Eric Adams and the Indian community.

October 2023

In Akshaya Patra Gala, NJ. Providing midday meals to school going children in India.

October 2023

Exhale to Inhale Gala, in Chelsea Piers, NYC. Healing trauma survivors through yoga and meditation.

September 2023

At the Artisan’s Showcase in Shorthills, NJ. Three women owned businesses came together to support one another.

July 2023

Our art is on display at the beautiful co-working space, ‘From Here‘ in Princeton Junction.

June 2023

Event at Yotpo, NYC with Ellevate, NY. The launch of our art rental business.

April 2023

Manavi Gala, NJ. Our ongoing collaboration with Manavi to help put a spotlight on domestic violence issues.

April 2023

The McCarter Theater Gala, Princeton. Our art was on display for auction.

April 2023

An Ekphrastic Afternoon – Where Poetry meets Art, NJ. A creative afternoon wherein a group of 8 poets, inspired by the art, recited poetry to

November 2022

SACSS Gala, NYC. South Asian Council for Social Services which serves over 50,000 immigrant New Yorkers each year. Art auction display.

October 2022

A Journey through Asia at Bridgewater Commons, NJ. A 3 day Community event exploring Asia through art, dance and local foods.

October 2022

Exhale to Inhale Gala at The Rubin Museum, NYC. Our collaboration with this organization has spanned 4 years.

June 2022

Online silent auction Fundraiser with Manavi to help victims of domestic violence in NJ.

June 2022

Where Fashion meets Art. At Project Gaia, NYC. A week long collaboration.

May 2022

Shishya School of Performing Arts, Princeton. Natya Chitra – celebrating the dancer’s canvas. Art for a cause.

May 2022

Hosted a book launch and discussion against the backdrop of art. Poonam Buchar’s book – Safe from the Pain led 30 attendees into a powerful

Dec 2021

In collaboration with Seema Magazine, hosted an art tour and book signing with actress and activist Sheetal Sheth launching her 2nd book in the Always

Jan 2021

Soulrise. Collaboration with Lark Gallery in Los Angeles, Ca.

Dec 2020

Curryup Startup podcast on LinkedIn with Priyanka Komala.

June 2020

SACHA NJ. Art Fundraiser to provide meals for frontline workers.

June 2020

Indonesia: Artistic Expressions. Online talk in collaboration with the Indonesian Consulate talking all things Indonesia. One of our favorite art locations.

May 2020

Virtual Happy Hour with Seema Magazine. The Rural Painter’s story.

Feb 2020

Tigerlabs, Princeton. Art display at co-working space.

Jan 2020

Art and Entrepreneurship. A venture by Ark Consulting Group.

October 2019

Poetry and Art. Hosted an event with recitals against the backdrop of art.

July 2019

The Rural Painter supports ‘Seema for Good’ at the Greenwich House Music School, NY.

June 2019

Wine and Cheese event with Sankara Eye Foundation.

June 2019

Art display at Luminary, NYC – a women’s coworking space.

Nov 2018

Art Display at GCDC, a piano bar in Washington DC

Nov 2018

Wine and Cheese event with Sankara Eye Foundation.

October 2018

The Bollywood Gala, Princeton, NJ to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

June 2018

Wine and Cheese event with Sankara Eye Foundation.

April 2018

Honor Yoga, Pennington. The Meditation Collection of paintings.

Feb 2018

AIF Gala, Philadelphia. (America India Foundation)

Nov 2017

Womankind 35th Anniversary Benefit Gala aboard the USS Intrepid.

Sept 2017

A Connect and Create collaboration at Juniper Bar, NYC

Sept 2017

Indian Cultural Center in Marlton, NJ for Tiranga.

July 2017

Display at Sumo Sushi restaurant in Pennington, NJ

June 2017

Hosted a Ladydrinks event (book launch) against the backdrop of art.

March 2017

Our art auctioned at The Waldorf School of Princeton’s Gala.

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About the Artist

Lok Chitrakar

Lok Chitrakar (photos attached) is a Master artist in Kathmandu who runs a traditional art training school. He practices the unique heritage of Pauba art which dates back to the 12th century and requires multiple years of study to visually interpret Buddhist and Hindu philosophies. It is an experience to watch him, mixing mineral colors from Himalayan stones ground by hand. His paintings sell out before completion and he has exhibited across the world.

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Gopi  is a Nepalese artist who paints mountain ranges.  Influenced by the scenery in this region, he recreates vistas from the border between Nepal and Tibet.

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Paul Augus

Paul Augus from Bali is a younger artist who explores creativity through multimedia projects.  He loves to use metallic colors which express his imagination effectively.  He says his art states an inner truth that can’t be explained in words.  A graduate from ISI Denpasar, he continues to express himself through the medium of art.

About the Artist

Kasem Khaolar

Artist Kasem Khaolar (photo attached) from Chiang Mai, Thailand is influenced by the beauty of nature around him. He is the recipient of numerous awards in both Thailand and the US.  In 2009 he was awarded at the Agora Gallery in NYC as part of the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition.  His collections have traveled through Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Russia, USA, Germany, Holland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

He was born in Phayo, Thailand in 1971 and has a degree in Fine Art from the Rajamangkala Institute of Technology in Chiang Mai.  He continues to pursue his passion creating images of beauty.

About the Artist


Liladhar from Nepal specializes in mountain ranges and amazingly realistic sceneries.  He enjoys painting the Himalayan mountain range. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts as well as diplomas from the Nepal Art Gallery.  At the age of 36, he has several group exhibitions to his credit and works closely with various art groups in Nepal.  He has painted an entire series on the Hialayan mountains for The Rural Painter

About the Artist

Pradeep Shrestha

Pradeep Shrestha lives in Kathmandu with his family.  He has a Master’s degree in Fine Art and has been painting for close to 30 years. He paints local family life in the region, experimenting with acrylic paints using brushes, his fingers and mixed media. His signature style of painting has earned him a name in art circles and he has exhibited throughout Nepal during his career.

About the Artist

Jarun Pan-outa

Jarun Pan-outa from Chiang Mai, Thailand is a renowned artist in this region.  He has a degree in Fine Arts and has been painting for 25 years.  He is part of an artists commune that paints together. His specialty is blending soothing acrylic colors to highlight the beauty of this mountainous region.  He hopes to deliver messages to the world through his art.

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Tony Samsudin

Tony Samsudin from Indonesia was born in 1950.  A self-taught artist, he enjoyed painting most of his life and passed away in 2017.  He was known to paint his local culture and everyday life, creating an almost cinematic effect in his artworks.

About the Artist

Nyoman Danta

Nyoman Danta is from Indonesia is a graduate of the University of Denpasar.  In 2003 he was awarded for his outstanding work and contribution to the school.  He is known to convey messages and moods through his bold brush strokes.

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Cholis is a self-taught artist in Solo, Indonesia.  His creation of large Buddhist images on a textured background define his style.  He uses sand or paper to create composition on  basic canvas. Once dry, he paints over the grainy surface with oil colors, giving the painting depth and form.  Cholis is originally from Japan and married a Balinese lady, settling in Indonesia. At 49 years of age, he continues to experiment with various mediums in his work.

About the Artist


Kaew (Saengkaew Bongkotmat) is one of the few female artists in Chiang Mai. She hopes to convey the different lifestyles of the Thai people through her paintings, and travels through Thailand to gain different perspectives. All of her paintings draw inspiration from the experiences she captures on camera, then translates onto canvas. Kaew was born in Krabi in 1975 and has been painting for 20 years. She graduated with a BA in education technology and studied art as a minor. The masterpiece, Pilgrimage is a scene from a town near Bangkok, where the monks travel to a temple.Kaew uses a minimal palette with thick brush strokes to highlight line and form using monochromatic and tonal values. The hint of color turns this into a mesmerizing work of art.

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Sanguan Noingen

Artist Sanguan Noingoen takes us on a Buddhist journey by monks in search of the Truth. He works with oils for their rich, vivid colors, creating a mood in each of his pieces. The monochromatic tones give the painting depth and a new dimension. Sanguan has exhibited throughout Thailand as well as in the US, UK, France, Japan and Singapore.

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About the Artist

Ketut Budiawan

An Indonesian artist who is constantly pushing his own creative limits.  He has been painting for The Rural Painter for 5+ years. A graduate of the Senior School of Art in Denpasar, Bali, he built a small community of artists called SaptaKanti (7 friends) who paint together. He has been working on a cultural exchange program between Indonesia and Taiwan.  He lives with his wife and 2 children in Bali.