Art and the pursuit of personal expression through aesthetic tend to exude a sense of freedom that enables a tentative skirting of the rules and conventions of old. To fascinating effect, however, professional artist, Jyoti Menon, has utilized the rules and concepts of value, composition, atmosphere, and proportion to landscapes and portraiture as invaluable applications to her unconventional approach to contemporary realism. In the mold of the old masters of realism and portraiture such as Rembrandt, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Johannes Vermeer, Menon’s works are completed using a variety of materials such as oil, pastel, charcoal, graphite, and silver point. The results of this method melded with the aforementioned artistic fundamentals present visuals of dreamlike forestial corridors and portraits boasting multifaceted textures and approaches to detail. With these artistic contributions, Menon plans to merge her conceptions of Eastern and Western artwork into a new vision entirely derived from her own aesthetic sojourn.

About Jyoti Menon

Jyoti Menon is a professional artist who lives and works in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Menon has been a practicing artist for the past 5 years. For one year, she studied with Anna Neis at the Arts Council of Princeton before she began studying at the Princeton Academy of Art in 2017, but prior to all of this, she was self taught. Menon has had her works shown at the Gemma Art Foundation as well as at the West Windsor Arts Center. Her focus is on figurative aspects of painting and drawing and she plans to apply her skills to create a strong language uniting her interests in both Eastern and Western traditions.


2017: Dharma in the 21st Century, Curated by Hetal Mistry at the West Windsor Arts Center

2016: Artists of Princeton, Curated by Anna Neis at the Gemma Art Foundation