This painting belongs to a gentleman in the North West of England who I have exchanged a few emails with. He purchased it at an auction in England in 2007 it was called 'Banyan Trees' in the auction.
The painting looks a lot warmer than the UK at the moment as we move into at least our third week of winter with plenty of snow about causing travel problems. The next painting is the first Paul Raj that I ever bid for on Ebay it could have been as long as ago as 2005 I am not certain.
It is a very dark subject, the lady in the picture seems to be washing something in the water, the tree roots seem to be exposed. Does anyone know what kind of trees they might be? I thought it might be mangroves at first but I think the tree trunks are too thick. I was disappointed when I did not secure the painting at the auction but with hindsight I am probably glad as it is not one of my favourites.