Neena Buxani is an Indian-American artist who was raised on the border of Mexico in Brownsville, Texas. She currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her husband and two boys. Neena has a diverse educational and professional background, including a B.S. in Advertising and Speech Communications and M.S. in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as a Gemological Certification from GIA. She has worked as a Substance Abuse Counselor, Jewelry Buyer, Loan Officer, Jewelry Store Owner, and General Manager for a hotel. Her multi-faceted background and multi-cultural upbringing have helped to shape her vision as a self-taught artist.
Art is a form of expression that allows me to spread positivity through the use of vibrant colors and uplifting themes and subjects. When I am immersed in the creative process, it brings me joy by not only allowing me to express my authentic self but to inspire others to do the same.
I currently work with alcohol inks, acrylic paint, and mixed media to create magical abstracts, nature-inspired abstract expressionistic pieces, and joyful realistic paintings. I attempt to encourage the viewer to stop, look, and embrace the artwork by offering various viewpoints. My usage of inviting textures, varied styles, differing line depths, and strong color helps me to achieve this purpose. My final intention with my work is that it continues to convey positive energy and inspire viewers and collectors on a daily basis.