As an artist Manjiri feels that we are all a part of nature and our natural surroundings serve as our inspiration and joy. She says, "Nature teaches us how to live our lives. Artists, in particular, are sensitive to nature’s ever-changing rhythms, we feel it with all our senses, the organic forms, compositions, textures, smells, sounds are taken in mindfully by the empathetic artist. All these sensory experiences and the resulting feelings are expressed through art. My paintings are, thus, a witness to the blissful moments of my life".