Naina Maithani interprets the sights and sounds of the world around her into radiant non-figurative art. She paints the places that have left an indelible mark on her – from Dehradun where she grew up to Vietnam and Doha, where she has lived. These inspired memories, impressions and images of beauty are conveyed on acrylics on canvas in intense, mellow and intricate gradations and patterns of luminous colour. Naina's art is rooted in her connection to the earth, and feels like an abstract travelogue. She translates her travels, journeys and experiences into a unique and energetic visual language, camouflaging the images in her mind’s eye with abstraction and surrealism. Painting professionally for over a decade, Naina Maithani has participated in several group shows across India and was a participant in the first Auroville Art Camp in 2019.