Rupanjana De was briefly a student of Fine Arts Academy, Silchar, Assam, which was affiliated to the Vishwa Bharati University but gave up taking formal training at the age of 16 only after a couple of years. After a hiatus of about 10 years, she started painting again as a leisure activity. In the busy corporate life, this passion got lost again. After yet another decade she started painting yet again in order to give company to her daughter and help the child maintain her interest in drawing. Today, she continues to follow her passion during the minimum time she is able to extract from her busy corporate life.
Rupanjana likes to do realistic and semi-realistic paintings. Bitten by a travel bug, she sets off often to see the world around and has travelled to 20 countries in 3 continents. Hence her paintings often reflect her love for travel and diverse cultures. She is especially interested in portraits and uses the two very rare mediums she identifies herself with most in her corporate life – pens and pencils. Being an avid collector of ethnic dolls she also got inspired to have dolls for subject in many of her paintings. As a student of art Rupanjana had participated in a group exhibition of Fine Arts Academy, Silchar way back in 1991 and in another group exhibition at Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad, Kolkata in 2002 in which her unique art piece ‘Ekti Meyer Katha’ was adjudged as the Best Exhibit. She is in the process of finalising her first solo exhibition soon.