About Shravani Arts
Where tradition complements the contemporary
Bhubaneswar-born Shravani Mohanty is deeply interested in studying ancient art forms. Growing up in the culturally rich state of Odisha, she has always been fascinated by the centuries-old Pattachitra. This temple art, usually depicting scenes from Hindu mythology, is mostly practised using natural colours and pigments on paper. National Award-winner Gokul Bihari Patnaik has nourished her love for this art, teaching her the finer nuances of this colourful and detailed discipline. Her passion has fuelled her travels across the length and breadth of the country, helping her explore and study different art forms. She has exhibited her works across India and won praises from many. While painting is Mohanty's passion, her mission is to keep traditional art alive by using modern clothing and furnishings as her canvas.
The artist also combines other art forms with Pattachitra such as Madhubani — a traditional art from Bihar. She is closely associated with the Army Wives' Welfare Association (AWWA), where she has taught traditional art forms. On September 14, 2015, Shravani founded Shravani Arts with the tagline 'Getting traditional and contemporary together'. She started off with small- and large-sized paintings, saris, and kurtas depicting mythology before moving onto dupattas, cushion covers, table runners, and table mats. She currently works out of her residence and plans to rent a workshop soon.
Keeping her work eco-friendly, Mohanty uses authentic Indian handmade fabrics and traditional, natural dyes and colours. Her art shines though her work, which includes saris, paintings, cushion covers, table runners, and table mats. When customers buy Shravani Arts' creations, they not only bring home furnishings or clothes but also works of art.