Welcome to Laasya Art

Contemporary & Traditional Indian Art

Laasya Art is a leading Indian art gallery in Palo Alto (San Francisco Bay Area), dedicated to the promotion of contemporary and traditional Indian art. We showcase a highly curated collection of original paintings by both emerging and established Indian artists, each selected by our founder, curator and resident art advisor Sonia Nayyar Patwardhan. Whether you are a seasoned collector or looking to buy Indian art for the first time, we offer art advisory services as well as the ability to commission custom paintings.

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WELL-BEING THROUGH ART WITH INDIAN ARTIST VINITA KARIM
Vinita Karim reflects on art as a way to center oneself and express gratitude.

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WELL-BEING THROUGH ART WITH INDIAN ARTIST SEEMA KOHLI
Artist Seema Kohli explores how art contributes to her well-being.

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THE ART OF HEALING THROUGH THE FOUR PILLARS OF HEALTH BY SUMITA VASUDEVA
Sumita Vasudeva, the founder of Omni Wellness, explores healing through the Ayurvedic ‘four pillars of health.’

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING


As a high profile non-profit art center in downtown Palo Alto, our mission is to reflect the constantly evolving demographic of our unique town and ensure we are celebrating the diversity of our community. With that aim in mind, we were so lucky to forge a new relationship with Sonia Patwardhan, who is a joy to work with. Sonia has a unique set of skills, a deep understanding of classic marketing methods derived from her impressive history in corporate marketing roles, a true love of art and exceptional connections to cutting edge and established artists from her home country of India. We are enjoying our partnership with her enormously, and our first program hosting an interactive artist talk with Basuki Das Gupta was tremendous fun! We look forward to more collaboration with our new friend Sonia.


Jon Graves, Former Director & CEO
Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, San Francisco Bay Area


I had a wonderful experience working with Sonia to acquire a few gorgeous pieces of art from Laasya, a collection she has so fondly created over the past years. The ‘Tree of Life’ by Niranjan, the ‘Panchamukhi Ganesh’ and the ‘Kandarpa Hathi’ by Pranab Narayan Das add a lot of character to our home. It is not often that techies like us invest a lot of time in buying art, and I must say that Sonia definitely made it a special event for us by sharing a great deal of information about not only the artist but also how the art was created, which was very satisfying to our ever-curious minds. Additionally, buying a piece of art is a lot of time and an expense not considered essential to daily life. Thus far we had only made tiny investments by collecting memorabilia when traveling through exotic places. Being first time buyers, we were comfortable making this investment only because we could trust Sonia as a credible source who was offering us original art pieces at a reasonable, realistic price.


Swati Ranade
Foster City, San Francisco Bay Area


Sonia’s narration of a painting and the story behind it has an amazing impact on your senses when you view a painting. It multiplies your visualization because she makes you hear the picture. Your ears begin to visualize what your eyes are seeing. How many paintings can boast of a patronage like that of Sonia’s? I would like a painting that can live with me, not simply exist around me. In other words, I would like to acquire a painting I have established a relationship with. Sonia helps me do that with the paintings I like. And, there is plenty to like because Sonia promotes many lesser-known artists who are not able to rise up despite their invaluable creations. It’s like making a pearl float to the surface of the sea for an easy pick.


Vijay R
San Jose, California