Dr. Vasu Tolia is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist who had
a longtime yearning to be an artist. She paints mainly
in acrylic and occasionally in graphite, mixed media and
oils. She feels inspired by light and color, and her
creativity is driven to capture and reflect the
diversity of nature. Her works are predominantly in
flora and fauna, elaborating on these subjects—and
recently she has started working on the abstract forms
of figures and landscapes.
‘Ganesha’- Indian Mythologic God with an elephant’s
head- fascinates her and she paints him in different
forms, colors and locations, suggesting his possible
presence everywhere. Use of bright color is her
signature, she uses this as a personal form of
expression to communicate her ideas. She also mixes
abstract shapes and color with geometric forms to
energize her paintings. Her collections include Ganesha,
flowers, landscapes, animals, birds, still-life, and
figures. She has always been an advocate for children.
Vasu will donate part of all proceeds from the sale of
her art to several children’s causes related to
education, to institutions providing free medical care
to the indigent population, victims of domestic abuse,
FARTherapy for Autism, Ted Lindsay Foundation for
Autism and other charitable projects for hospitals.
Anton Art Center
Detroit Artist Market
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center(BBAC)
Birmingham Women Painters Society (BWSP)
Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors (DSWPS)
Manhattan Arts International
Professional Profile as Artist
SOLO EXHIBITION: ‘A Woman’s Journey’ from July 12th
to Aug 25th, 2017 at the Scarab Club, Detroit.
Art for Healing of spirit and body - 9 paintings
selected for Exhibition for Beaumont Hospitals from Jan
18th to April 15th; and additional 7 paintings for
Exhibition at Taylor Beaumont Hospital from April 15th
till July 2017
SOLO EXHIBITION: September 26th 2015 at Padzieski Art
Gallery - Ford Community & Performing Arts Center,
Dearborn, MI, for Foundation Of Michigan Association of
Physicians of Indian Origin fundraising event.
1. Participant in the juried book “Year of Resistance
2. Participant in the juried student show at BBAC 2018-
Jan 26th to March 1st,2018
She could have danced all night - pictured in Scarab
Club Annual Book 2016
Ganesha, Ganesha everywhere - pictured in Scarab Club
Annual Book 2015
Interview with Frank Beckmann Show - WJR Radio
A Poem from a friend - "Ode to an Artist"
On first looking at an Artist's journey
An ode to Vasundhara and her virtuosity.
A view from an aperture
Agog with elation slipped in a rapture;
Exceeding a flying avian's scan
My vision fulfilled in a brief span.
I came across a breathing being
Artful her creation, a living legend;
Divine her devotion, a dedication to healing
Of the soul and the soma, all encompassing .
In the bowels of the gut sought her glory;
With colors and shades, can paint a story.
In the tortuous tunnels, eyes the ills,
With gentle strokes brings alive the stills.
With thirsty brushes
Soaked in oil
The drought she quenches.
Over the rest, holds an edge;
To a stricken stratum, offers her knowledge .
Generous is her suffusing shadow
Beguiling as in the arch of a chromatic rainbow.
Soul of science,
Beat of the art;
Bares to the seekers,
Deftly ,with her flair can impart.
It leaves me plunged,
Her proficiency in awe;
A mere glimpse of her work,
This weekend I saw.
That with you,
A rendezvous ;
A desire comes to fore
For this experience, to mirror in an encore .
Some comments from the exhibition on September 26,
The paintings and the display I absolutely great and
fantastic and it now gives me the visual pleasure of
what we talked on the air on my radio show Geetmala,
regarding your beautiful creation. All the best,
So happy for you! Accept the talent you obviously have,
you're also gifted with a desire to paint! I wish US
Bank you will paint much more!
Congratulations! Beautiful paintings. Best wishes,
Bhimsen and Surekha Rao
Oh my god! Great paintings, amazing. Congrats,
Akshay and Asha
Lovely, amazing work. A very beautiful collection. Very
proud of our Michigan art-ist.
Jitu and Purnima Desai
Your mastery with brush is amazing. You prove that you
are from Tagore’s coun-try. I have no words to describe
my pleasure of your art.
What a pleasant surprise! No words to describe our
pleasure. Hope you continue this wonderful hobby. Very
proud of you,
Pratima and Kirit Bakshi
Great persuit, wonderful expressions. Keep the art
flowing for years to come.