“An undefined energy inspires me to go along this creative process and my figures move from abstract to surrealistic to realistic forms, breathing between layers of colors and details of drawing. My work moves and yearns for unity within its own contrasts, and when it achieves unity it brings about tranquility and joy. Through the use of bold colors, the real world I see becomes my world on canvas.”
Born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Dilip Sheth is an Ethiopian American who immigrated to the United States in 1980. He discovered his interest and talent in painting late in life while working in a local art gallery in the early 90s. To further his knowledge of the art world, he started taking art classes at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. and eventually took up Art as his carrier. Dilip is a brilliant colorist who expresses the quaint, subtle beauty of ordinary moments and natural scenes in a way that is bold, intense and dramatic. Over the course of 15 years, Dilip has participated in numerous solo and group shows in the United States, including The New York Art Expo, and his work can be found in several collections. He currently lives with his family Washington, D.C.