The Carpe Diem Gallery in Majorda is housed in a beautifully restored 260 year-old mansion. The house itself is worth a visit besides a viewing of beautifully curated collections of artworks. Gallery represents Mohan Naik and other established Goan artists.


This issue we have curated the work of Darshan Shetye, a young artist who paints en plein air, to highlight his languid brushstroke which he uses to great effect in capturing Goa's unique architectural landscape. You can contact Shetye here for a viewing of his paintings and price guide. Click on painting for pop-up lightbox.


Featuring photographs of an exhibition which took place in 1941, at the Instituto Vasco da Gama, Goa, entitled 'Exposição de Arte' to commemorate the centennial year of the Fundação e Restauração de Portugal. Please click on the image to view a lighted box and see the name of the artist. Some of the paintings such as that of Victor Fernandes, entitled 'La Toilette de Madame' were likened to the works of Gauguim. And Angelo da Fonseca has been posthumously reclaimed and restored to his rightful place in Goa's art history.



John Pereira is an alumnus of the Goa College of Art. His watercolour paintings are spectacular in their capture of light and mood.