I have let myself be drawn by the strong pull of what I love to do…draw and paint. I am self-taught and learn and get inspired by the things around me. I am a Freelance Writer too. In fact most of the times my paintings are inspired from my own poems and writings and vice-versa.
I am obsessed with the magic of color and adore pattern. I am mesmerized by different cultures, their dress and their adornments. I am most intrigued by faces and often use them in my art. I love to mix faces, patterns, the floral, the geometric, the stripe, the intricate infusing bold and bright colors with subtle. I love to play, to mix and match using textures using crayon, pencils, micron pens, water colors, acrylic and oil- paints in my work and any bits that take my fancy! Mixed media is my forte!
I try to evoke a feeling of tranquility, beauty and contentment in my faces / art. I make murals too.
I also create environment friendly art by recycling things. I love the unpredictability of materials we throw as trash. I get easily carried away with their strange shapes, textures, colours. I feel such things always carry a story to be heard as against their state of abandoned worthlessness. One day, the beautiful stains of tea on a used teabag grabbed my attention. The shades of tea and the various hues which had appeared, after I had brewed it for some time fascinated me! And so I began to create miniature art on teabags.
The healing properties of Zentangles made me adopt this art too and I am sure it can help many if taught in the right environment.
Besides doing a few exhibitions for charity, I have worked with an NGO in India and taught under -privileged children how to create art from trash. I had been volunteering and taking workshops, at Al Noor Centre for children with Special needs, while I was in Dubai. I feel honored that two of my paintings were chosen by this school for their Greetings Card catalogue for the year 2014-2015 under “The Traditional Al Noor Collection”.
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