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.


Anuradha Thakur | Home Blog Post | Commission paintings

Behind the Scenes of Anuradha Thakur’s Latest Commissioned Painting
Peek behind-the-scenes at the steps and considerations of commissioning a custom painting.


Madhubani Painting: A Dying Traditional Indian Art Form
Satya was a master craftsman in the traditional Indian art of Madhubani (Mithila) painting.

Bharti Prajapati | Indian Artist | Painting

Interview with Indian artist Bharti Prajapati
Artist Bharti Prajapati talks about finding her inspiration in India’s traditional textiles.


We had a wonderful experience with Sonia Patwardhan of Laasya Art while choosing art for our home. Sonia’s collection was extensive and beautifully curated with art for all tastes by some of India’s most famous artists. This is really hard to find, especially in the Bay Area. Sonia was patient and thoughtful in understanding what we wanted and helped us choose the right pieces for our home without any pressure. I highly recommend a visit to Laasya Gallery if you’re looking for unique art from the Indian subcontinent.

Shikha Malaviya
Los Altos, San Francisco Bay Area

Sonia is a rare breed of art consultant and collector. She is equally fair to both the artist and the collector. She is very knowledgeable and works with the individual’s taste and preferences to find the right piece for them. Sonia has wide ranging interest in Indian art that varies from tribal to contemporary. I bought 2 paintings from her, and the advice she gave us on choosing the right piece for the space was spot on. Both the Ramesh Gorjala and Om Swami works add a lot of joy and beauty to our home. I would highly recommend working with Sonia – Laasya worked better for me than spending time alone in galleries in India.

Priya V.
Palo Alto, San Francisco Bay Area

We had a wonderful experience working with Sonia at Laasya Art. Sonia had unique pieces of paintings of some of my favorite artists, and she worked with me extensively to get to know my taste, colors, what makes me happy and what kind of art resonates with me before selling any of the art. After buying a few pieces, I commissioned a large painting. I told her what I was looking for and she worked with the artist very closely, sent her pictures of where the painting was going to be, how much light was in that area, what colors I wanted to see in that painting, etc. It was truly a wonderful experience working with Sonia!

Sujatha K.
Cupertino, San Francisco Bay Area