Saturday, January 20, 2007

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Yesterday, the online art world lost a dear friend, a true gentleman, and a wonderful artist. Mohan Man passed quickly Friday from an aneuryism after suffering from kidney disease and failure these last few months. Mohan never complained during his lengthy illness and his work continued to be of the highest quality. He painted what he felt - and he made us feel it, too, as we viewed his artwork which always carried within it a feeling of peace and stillness. This man knew beauty and conveyed it to many of us who were in awe of his talent and his inner strength.

Please take a moment and view his work at

Thank you, Mohan, for sharing your world with us while you were on this earth. And thank you, Susan (his wife and best friend) for bringing him back to his art after a long time away. The only thing that gave him more pleasure than his art was living his life with you.

Om mani padme hum...


Watercolors by Susan Roper said...


I join in your tribute to our dear Mohan. What an artist, what a wonderful man. He always went to the honest heart of a scene or a person, no unecessary embellishments or fuss. When a good friend of mine, who was dealing with terminal cancer and not accepting that I sent him a thinking of you card. Since he was a former sailer in the Navy, I asked Mohan for permission to print a card for him using his painting of the Carlotta. He graciously agreed to share that painting wiht me for this card and said he hoped it would make Don feel better about things. Don was a fan of Mohan's from that point on and tried to capture some of Mohan's magic in one of his own paintings. Of course, that was not possible for anyone but Mohan, but Don felt better for the attempt, anyway. Don passed away in early December, and now Mohan has passed from our midst. So sad, so sad.

Thank you for alerting us to this sad fact. You are a good friend.

Susan R

Michelle Himes said...

Oh NO!!! I haven't been to WatercolorWorkshop for a few days and wasn't aware of this. That's so sad! I knew Mohan wasn't feeling well, but he was still turning out wonderful paintings so I didn't think it could be too bad. I will miss him.