An event for the Women of substance , conceived and executed by Women of Substance !
The Desire to create
is one of the deepest yearnings of a human soul and also the starting point of
all achievements. As women we do not content ourselves with the life we have
and hence we desire to do something much more than our potential.
Our desire to do something different, works on our humility, patience and stamina.
It cannot be rushed and summons the courage in us to hurtle ourselves in our
dreams. And all that is beautiful about us lives here today.
Women are so actively
involved in changing our communities through various fields such as literature,
music, dance, medicine, sports, social service and of course in Art. The
feminine spirit carries with it incredible gifts of peace and strength, which
is needed so badly in this world of chaos. Indeed a blessing.
“AKANKSHA” was conceived last October during one of our Group shows. The
aim of Akanksha was to realize all those artistic dreams of the lovely and
passionate emerging women artists who are not able to showcase their works anywhere. Akanksha was conceptualized by 3 emerging artists namely
Shyamala Ramanand, Usha Rai and Kavitha Prasanna, who have undergone various
struggles as self taught artists and understand the passion and energy shown by
emerging artists. This is a platform for them.
For the first time in
Bangalore, Akanksha brings together the realization of the dreams and desires of
50 passionate women artists to share
their rich, vivid and vibrant creative works of art that might be rare
We welcome all those
50 artists today, for our first show.
So please come and
celebrate with us to discover, appreciate the visual treat and take a fancy to
what you may love…….
A lone woman who dares to walk the streets alone, who is ready to take on the world on her own! Boldness is a virtue that only a few possess! What lies round the corner? What awaits in the next alley? Whatever it may be, she is ready to tackle it!
Tuberose ( Rajanigandha) is one of my favourite flowers and a few stalks regularly adorn my living room. This painting is inspired by a few white lilies that I bought along with my regular Rajanigandhas. Inspite of my penchant for dark colours, I have always chosen these white flowers for my living room, both for their fragrance and purity. The connection goes back to my younger days. After my father suddenly passed away, my Mom used to adorn his portrait with a bunch of these flowers and they became a part of our living room decor. Another connection is with the song Rajanigandha from the movie of the same name, which I sang right through my childhood and am still singing. After many years, I have fallen into the same habit of putting a few stalks in my living room and delighting in their familiar fragrance. All is well, except for the price of these flowers, which is quite steep!
I have to put a few finishing touches, once the painting dries a little.
Milind's 'White Tiger' has encouraged me to post my Ajanta-inspired herd of elephants. Both, the tiger and elephant are essentially Indian and both have been painted in a stylized manner. The bottom-right elephant is an approximate copy of an Ajanta ceiling motif. The other three take off from there.
Happy to say that many of the talented Indian artists were chosen to be featured in online IndianTalentMagazine january issue; including myself.
Congratulations, Monishikha,Babu Vijaynath, Deepa Gopal, Manisha Vedpathak, Veda Murthy, Janaki Injety,Varsha Pendse, Usha Santharam,Rachna Saurabh, Prabal Mallik, and Ramesh Jhawar.
I am so happy that our family is doing so well.Wish you all the very best; keep posting about your ventures.
Hi! This is my first post on this blog. I am a self-taught artist based in Pondicherry, India. I have been painting for over fifteen years now. I first began with the airbrush, then moved on to oils. Except for an occasional small work here and there, I was always very timid working with watercolors since I found the medium difficult to handle. About 3 years ago I was commissioned to do 15 florals by Larson&Toubro for their yearly wall calendar, and they wanted the paintings in watercolors. This forced me take up watercolors more seriously. After that there has been no looking back. I have fallen in love with the medium and enjoy experimenting with it.
Happy New Year! Here are some scenes painted last year in the first quarter when we visited Tamilnadu, India. We moved a lot around Coimbatore, Tirupur, Madurai, Chidambaram, Pondicherry etc. Some moments are captured in watercolour using my travel painting kit! All are done on Arches watercolour block 140lb Cold press papers.