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  • painting
    - with oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, or mixed media
  • mural
    - an artwork painted or applied directly on a wall, ceiling or other large permanent surface
  • costumes
    - for dance, drama and film
  • textiles
    - adapting traditional techniques for the modern Indian
  • wedding themes
    - invitation cards, arches to stages... the whole ambience
  • theatre
    - Music Academy, Narada Gana Sabha, Krishna Gana Sabha... every major stage in Chennai, period film Swathi Thirunal to numerous shows on TV
  • corporate events
    - events, shows, festivals and more
  • miscellaneous
    - designs that can't be categorised

  • Sudha Raghunathan
    - Padma Shri awardee and Carnatic Classical singer
    ...wonderful human being ...knows how to give artistes the respect they need ...friendly, respectful - yet is able to offer suggestions ...effervescent, but in a quiet way... Extremely Simple but Creative.
  • Gomathi Viswanathan
    - Enfield Agrobase
    ...(I) cannot think of Ramani without Hema... (they're) like ArdhaNareeshwara!!!


Gone are the days when stage decor remained in the background, literally and figuratively. Today the blue backdrop is out. The city has woken up to the need for an aesthetic touch in every field and hence the stage too in recent years, is coming to the fore in a subtle yet sure way.

Chennai music season's attractions, the Music Academy, Krishna Gana Sabha and Narada Gana sabha, the main venues of the art season, sported a new look that kept changing often, thanks to the artistic flair of an industrious couple - V. V. Ramani and Hema Ramani.