Tell me about yourself?
I am a self-taught artist, born and brought up in Mumbai, India. During my childhood, my father and paternal grandfather were a constant source of motivation and encouraged me to pursue an interest in art and maths. I started creating art for my personal learning and it made me happy and I enjoyed my creative process of learning. I use to invest my time in my learning different techniques of oil, acrylic, mixed media and finding ways to express my thoughts efficiently on my canvases as if I am writing a stories with paints, tones and texture. Colours gave me energy to spread and splash on canvas and have peace of mind.
What is your source of inspiration for creating new artwork?
My source of inspiration is nature. Nature has its own playful dance which reflects vibrant emotions such as love, romance, peace and tranquillity with a touch of spirituality. The textures, lines, and forms are designed to convey the message of being in touch with nature and to believe in love. Each piece of my art has its history, a story that has been created by reflecting my emotions through colours, rhythm, and space. Each painting tells the story my intuitive thoughts which connects with my audience they may be art lover or art buyers or any layman with its simplicity.
What inspired you to become a professional artist?
That’s an interesting question. I believe art is a valuable treasure which an artist manifests with lots of thought process, time, energy and hard work. If artist don’t value its own treasure no one will. I didn’t come from an artistic family. My father was a goldsmith. While I was painting I had no idea what was my driving force. My journey from an amateur painter to professional artist was amazing. I learnt to express my abstract mind’s ideas into artworks. I have spent years trying to figure out the value of my work. From participating in art markets to presenting my work in art galleries and exhibitions showing my portfolio made me reflect and value my creativity. To create art and art career is a long process which continues to evolve. The process of my journey, learning to create and monetizing art, showing the same artwork on the international platform is a form of art in itself.
What form of art do you love to engage with the most?
I love to do art which comes easily, spontaneous and enriching heart and mind which resonates globally is my intuitive art series. I pick up ideas from my subconscious mind which feels surreal. I believe helping anyone to imagine, is an art form by itself. It is all about healing and its connection with nature.
You have done a lot of exhibitions in the UAE, which is your most memorable exhibition?
Yes, I have participated in various exhibitions and showcased my art on various platforms. I have sold many art pieces in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Turkey, Ireland, Portugal, and the United States. Every exhibition helps me to meet and expose my art to different set of viewers, art buyers, art lovers who enhance and enrich me as an artist. Their appreciation and encouragement has played important part in my growth.
It’s the New Year! What are your goals as an artist for 2021?
My goal in 2021 is to be consistent, be committed and be recognized as an international artist. I plan to exhibit in the World Art Dubai, New York Art Expo, Singapore, London and many more places. I want my art to reach different platforms globally, to be recognized and catch the eye of art enthusiasts.
Which art piece are you most proud of?
I love all of my paintings but I feel that my best piece is yet to come!
What are you working on currently? Are you exhibiting your work anywhere right now?
I am currently working on expanding my Intuitive art collection – Soul Calling. I have created few art pieces already like “Window of the soul” and “Petals of the soul”. I am currently participating in a virtual art showcase in Broadway, New York, exhibiting few pieces in Ibis and Novotel hotels in Dubai and participating in several online art exhibitions.
How do you inspire young new budding artists?
I have passion of teaching and enjoys passing my knowledge to the youth. From the basics of colours, shading and sketching figures to the expert crafting of oil and acrylic paintings. It’s very important to learn your craft and visualize where you want to head and expand your horizons.
Image Credits: Mark Michael E Curativo