“Painting is a skill, just like music or dance. All of these skills can be developed with practice. Don't let an obsession with perfection stand in the way of your progress, make as many mistakes as you can, and eventually your skills will improve.” Says Kalyani, an artist from Kerala.
It is no secret that the pale blue heavens have piqued the curiosity of many an astronomer, philosopher and artist; and the latest in those line of artists is Geethu, a watercolor artist and illustrator based in the UK.
“Food is powerful and it plays a vital role in our culture. Everybody is connected to it” True to this her paintings offer experiences that crash upon the viewer like waves, making them feel the texture, color even the flavor and aroma.
“I wanted to leave my mark wherever I could, and I left it by painting because I didn’t have the language to express it otherwise” says Bijay Biswaal as he talks about his art and how he came to be an artist.
Occasionally you come across a person who says things like, “I used to paint/sing/dance”, people who threw in the towel, because they couldn’t find that precious balance between work and passion. Listening to Kalpesh, one gets the impression that he’s doing a fine job balancing both.