Shobha Broota’s paintings adorn an engagingly tranquil oeuvre in an ethereal and geometric steak. Brought up in a family of artists with an ingrained devotional tradition, she is multi-talented - a musician, painter and art teacher based in Delhi. The cosmic world and natural elements pulsating with organic energy - water, air and space, appear in her compositions entailing repetitive patterns in molecular formations. Simple lines and shapes, concentric circles and spirals, triangles and squares; painted layer by layer, evoke an optical illusion in tantric and Zen spirit. Working on canvas, board and paper, sometimes in large size and at others in small format, Shobha paints in acrylic and with pastels, draws with pen and ink and works with thread, wool, cloth, and wire mesh amongst others.