Manasi Bhatkande


Meet Manasi, a botanical watercolor artist who reconnected with her true passion in art after dropping out of architecture school. Nestled at the serene foothills of the Himalayas, she lives a slow and mindful life with her boyfriend - Siddharth, finding inspiration in every aspect of nature that surrounds her.

Embracing a sattvik lifestyle, Manasi cultivates a connection with the natural world, which beautifully reflects in her art pieces. With every stroke of her brush, her artworks capture the intricate details and vibrant colors of the native flowers of different regions. Through her art, she aims to evoke a sense of appreciation for the world's flora, urging one to pause and embrace the calmness of nature.

She consciously chose watercolour as her medium since they cause least damage to the environment and require utmost patience to work with which makes the entire process meditative. She addresses herself as Sayo - short for sayoni which means a lover / soulmate, on the artworks and goes by the name sayonisi on Instagram. Join her on this artistic journey as she continues to celebrate the wonder and beauty of the natural world through her watercolor creations.