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Imagine a world with no limits...what would you eat? Where would you go to eat? Who would you share these Divine Delights with? ...Read More


From young root clippings in dry, arduous conditions to fruit bursting with the essence of the surrounding countryside, grapes are cultivated over a long period of time to bring you an explosion of sensory impact...Read More


Where does inspiration come from? Travel has always been a vehicle to carry an artist off in a new direction. Travel, it has been said, purifies the mind, body and soul.Read More

Posts tagged with oil painter Anne Marie Peterson-Kolatkar

Portrait of Happiness – One Part Love, One Part Arrangement

Portrait of Happiness Hindu Wedding Ceremony by oil painter Anne Marie Peterson-Kolatkar

On our wedding day in February 2002, we did not have a photographer so I decided to create a small collection of paintings to commemorate our special day. I saw this image of us in one of the candid photos taken with our camera and the first thought was that it was a portrait of […]

Kerala Boats – Travel Through The Intracoastal Waterways By Boat

Oil painting by Anne Marie Peterson-Kolatkar, Kerala Boats

Kerala boats are unique to the Malabar Coast and dot the intracoastal waterways that lie parallel to the Andaman sea. These boats are a significant part of the local economy as they bring important commercially grown produce such as rice, coconuts, bananas and spices to the coast for distribution. These boats are capable of carrying […]

Traditional Hindu Foods and Our Beloved Kitchen Terrorist

Post Munja (Thread) Ceremony in Pune, India, Anand’s maternal grandmother (aji) was sitting at the table that was laid out with a feast of traditional Hindu foods. She had waited for the ceremonies to be over so she could see us in our fancy dress and watch us eat the classic Brahmin food that had […]

Hindu Offering to the Gods – Food for Thought

Oil Painting, Still Life by Anne Marie Peterson-Kolatkar

Food As A Hindu Offering to the Gods This still life oil painting was inspired by travel to India. My husband, Anand’s Hindu Munja (Thread) Ceremony was in Pune, India in January of 2002. Foods common to the people become Hindu offerings¬†for the Gods. Coconuts atop a disk of jaggery (raw, unprocessed¬†sugar), oranges, apples, nuts,basmati […]