P. Saraswati has been painting since the early nineties. She initially learnt painting at Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi. Her serious involvement in art happened in Chennai, where she trained under late Mr S. Dhanapal, college of Art principal, Chennai. She had her first solo show in 1997 and since then she has had numerous solo and group shows in different parts of India.
After completing her Master’s in Social Work in Delhi, P.Saraswati was drawn to painting while training teachers in creative teaching skills. She was part of a team that was involved in exploring the curriculum through a variety of art forms so as to enable teachers of marginalized children to better connect with their learners.
Though her interests in painting and education often conflict, they also complement each other and enable her to pursue each with renewed interest. She continues to participate in educational initiatives while exploring her painting.