Oil Paint


99.0 x 71.0 cm

Year Created



This painting depicts the Hindu goddess, Durga, as she slays the buffalo demon, Mahishasura. Rather than describe the painting, I’m going to give a summary of the myth. Mahishasura had received the gift of protection from Brahma and was assured ...


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Catherine Pring's Perspective

Artist's commentary

This painting glows. It is very bold and colourful and has a very printmakerly quality. There are semi transparent layers that feel like a wash. There is painterly texture and scumbled brush marks but the overall impression is of even, flat areas of colour. The dynamism is in Durga’s pose rather than the texture and mark-making.

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Curriculum Vitae

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Born in 1968 in Liverpool Road, London, UK. Currently residing in London.

1992 · Cyprus College of Art

Post Graduate Diploma Fine Art Painting

1987 · Kingston Polytechnic

Diploma in Foundation Studies

1990 · Canterbury College of Art

BA (Hons) Graphic Fine Art


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