Did you ever wonder how can
one become an artist?
Let me share with you my story.
It all started in the museum of Illinois Institute of Art Chicago back in
2002. Our art class was to meet up in the museum. Amidst the visitors, I was looking for my class
everywhere, but couldn’t see anyone of my classmate. All of the sudden
someone hugged me from the back and congratulate me and it happened to be my
teacher, she said "congrats sweetie, guess what? You have a
potential buyer for your first painting you created" which was displayed in
the Wings Art Gallery of COD. I was stunned, happy, and confused altogether.
Momentarily, in the beautiful surrounding of beautiful paintings, I felt
like I am dreaming and I m actually amongst these artist. And this incident
in fact transformed me into a real artist.
What I use to create?
My initial source of inspiration was nature. I worked on landscapes with
acrylics media. My theme changed with time but inspiration of nature
remained as a form of nature of oil paintings, it became the motive, the
incentive to create more and more. Its tendency to blend is so broad and yet
soothing to eyes, which can easily be observer in my paintings. I used big
Bristol brushes with hard and quick strokes but gradually deepness and
intensity arose in my work through palette knife. I feel free and direct
with using the palette knife its possibilities are limitless.
What describes my work?
What signifies my work is the expression of time, mode, sentiment, and its
justification of existence thru the choice of colors. In simple words, my
subject matters are based on everyday issues of life of an individual (the
struggles, happiness, love and emotions etc.) There is a variety of style in
my work, which consists of abstract, expressionism, impressionism,
minimalism, modernism, contemporary, classic, traditional and foremost
religion. Colors have been a main theme and focal point of my work; it
elucidates my subject matter, it gives birth to it, whether it’s a landscape
or abstract. It shows the mood of the painting. Also, I carefully choose the
size of the canvas to match it with the theme. I don’t rush to complete it
or proceed without the plan; being patient always bring the rewarding result
in one finish beautiful painting. You might have heard of the phrase” art is
not only about aesthetic" however my work contradicts it and my colors
My future goal and current
future goal is to progress my work with time and its requirements. I am
looking to pursue it in different subject matters; “matters which matters to
people”. I want to engage with them in a bigger prospect to work with them
in accordance to their needs and desires.
I am currently working on
abstract and religious work. My subject matter is to create something
aesthetic, something pleasing to eye and furthermore which increases the
good deeds just by looking at it. (Islamic monotheism). And my abstract
theme is to express a change in time, building of colors and evolving of