Kanchanmala Ghosh's name has become synonymous with realistic portraits of young protagonists in the medium of charcoal on canvas, which lends depth and substance. Sensitively layered emotions reflect brilliantly through the evocative eyes which strike up an instant dialogue with the viewer. While her portrait and landscape compositions are mostly monochromatic, sometimes a hint of colour is introduced to create a dramatic effect. The use of light and shade is skillfully executed to highlight the finer nuances underlying the subtle but captivating works with a contemporary feel.