Sid Katra has been painting since he was ten. He came to America to become an Engineer, although his passion had always been in the arts. Numbers and logic never enamored him the way color and form did, and so after a decade, he decided to return to his passion. He started painting again. Having lived the first half of his life in India and the second in America, his work is a fine blend of the east and west.
He believes that an artist's primary objective should be to capture a culture – and that a culture, or ethnicity, can be best understood through its women. His portraits are as abstract as they are figurative. He tends to abstract away from facial features, and lays more emphasis on the way a culture has sculpted the woman as a whole, especially the colors, which are depicted in brightest of colors.
Somewhere along the way, he was drawn to Photography, too. He does not consciously separate the two art forms, and thinks they feed off each other. The same vibrant colors you see in his paintings can be found in his landscapes
He has held various painting exhibitions in India and in America. His art is collected worldwide.