The artist was an introspective person and his self-reflection and autobiographical perspective has been a constant theme in his works. His paintings are influenced by Indian traditions, mythology, metaphors and symbolism. Most of the paintings feature Lord Ganesha. The artist says, “I’ve picked up the imagery that surrounds me, the one I’m born into, and it comes naturally.” Majority of his paintings are watercolor based hence are smaller compared to other artists' works. They are elliptical at times and were made in the style of folk art, where patterns of line-work are used in place of color. Narayan creates a beautifully balanced and nuanced portrait which speaks softly against many social causes like differentiation and discrimination.