Arpita Bhattacharya was introduced to the world of painting at the tender age of two. Although never formally trained, the inspiration was her mother from whom she learnt the basics of painting. What started off as a mere expression of her thoughts through picture and colours, later became a serious hobby. She gave her complete dedication and passion, so much so that it became an integral part of who she was and who she aspired to be – free, strong, bold and constantly evolving.
She herself admitted, painting to her was a form of meditation which allowed her to be with herself. In a sense, it was fundamental to her and made her a more sincere and honest person because she felt that “no art can be enjoyable if it is devoid of truthfulness”. In fact, her work can be described as an intimate expression of herself.