Mohan Naik’s art features a Goa, faraway from its tourist attractions and beaches. His luminous oils on canvas depict the simple and serene world of Goan villages. The artist, who lives in a secluded hamlet in South Goa, finds his muse in its pastoral life and pristine nature. Rustic scenes bathed in the soft glow of light and warm, incandescent colours, depict goatherds, farmers and fisherfolk, in everyday settings, going about their daily chores. The stylised figures, shown alongside animals and trees, exude a quiet radiance and a state of oneness with the natural world around them.