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Chetana studied a BA in Fine Art @ Brighton Art College. She is an abstract expressionist painter, who has been actively involved in arts projects in the southeast 'Arts in the community' projects and 'Art in the environment' schemes. She has been part of National arts funded projects, for inner-city areas and children's ward murals in hospitals and PTS therapy programs; working with children in an art therapy context. She has been running art therapy workshops for both adults and children.

Chetana began as a photo-realist painter. She is now described as a visionary painter and an Abstract Expressionist. Her paintings have sold largely on a private buyer basis to a domestic, therapy, corporate and interior design environment. Chetana continues to paint on commission, for private buyers internationally.

Some exhibitions include;
Brighton Open houses exhibitions @ the fringe Festival, 1997 (solo, continuing annually till current), Brighton fringe Festival @ A.C.T, 1997, Artwave –Lewes (Solo, 1997 continuing annually till current), The clearing house –NZ 02 (solo), Mana - NZ, 02 (Solo), Unwind therapy centre (solo) 03, 04, Mendocino art gallery –California, ’04, (solo) Gilleleje gallery –Denmark 2000, 01, 03, (Solo), Moksana -Canada, 04, Solo), The old Perfumery gallery –California, 04, (Solo), Mountview retreat centre - California 04 (Solo), Beaumont’s- San-Francisco 04, Artist in residency- Bedulu gallery- Bali, 03, The studio - London, 03, The Synergy project-London, 05, Matteo el Greco gallery –Venice, 03, Studio residency Trivandrum, S.India 05, Amritapuri art residency (kerala) 2000-06 for 2 months anually. Vitto de Grande gallery- perugia 05,Vitto de Grande gallery Assisi-Italy 05, The Phoenix centre gallery 06 (solo), The HQ 06, Lewes, Artwave 06, 06, Art @ five gallery 05, 06, The Jointure gallery 06, London Affordable art fair 06, Brighton festival 06, David Curzon Gallery, London 06, Lacey Road Gallery, London 06.

Chetana Thornton