After getting her bachelor of Arts in History in 1976 and a Master of Arts in Indian Philosophy in 1978, she obtained a diploma in Fine Arts from the School of fine arts in Madras under the guidance of Shri.K.Sreenivasulu, Head of the Department.
Jaya has been an ardent follower of the Tanjore School of Paintings and her various exhibits are the reproductions of some of the old Tanjore Master pieces.
Her first Exhibition was at Kalakshetra school in 1980 followed by one in 1981. She has held successful Solo at Max Muller Bhavan in 1982 and Triveni Art Gallery in New Delhi in May 1992 and August 1993.She was asked to participate in Kala-Mela organized by Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi in 1986. Jaya’s paintings were selected for the Traditional Art exhibition held by the All India Fine arts and Crafts Society in 1989 and 2000.
She also held an Exhibition of her paintings at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur in 2006.
Jaya also recently exhibited her work of Tanjore Paintings at The Consulate General of India, New York, in association with Asia Initiatives,at the launch of Asia Initiatives in United States of America. Jaya’s creations today enjoy a place of pride in many homes and Corporate Offices in India and other parts of the World.