Indore: Dwelling in meditative states and joy of colours

Indore: Representing Indore, painter Shubha Vaidya received admiration from several renowned artists as well as visitors on the inaugural day of art festival being held in Mumbai.

Shubha presented an array of paintings based on meditative states of human mind at the four-day festival, which was inaugurated on Friday. Themed on brown, her works were indeed an inspiration to many. “I did not even think twice to join the festival after getting an informal offer from my friend a couple of days ago. I was excited because it also gave me a chance to celebrate my birthday in my hometown along with my near and dear ones. Also, being in Mumbai at my mother’s place is obviously the best thing,” the painter said.

It was more so because her mother (Shanta Behere) was the one who inspired her to look at life creatively. “My mother could make art out of anything. She often makes beautiful paintings from and on broken tiles in our house,” Shubha said. “Art is a combination of study, experience and skill; and in my case, these are among the few sets of paintings that have an element of calmness based on dark-themed colours,” Subha explained.

Sharing her story and reuniting with friends from her college helped her learning more about art. “Every person has an artist within that comes out in different ways. Some writes, some paints, some dances, some sings and some just show skills in their work in possible creativity,” Shubha said.

Observing immense creativity of other participants, she found some works really exceptional because of the ideas. “I enjoy everything in life, in festivals filled with colours…it is always a fun,” Shubha said.

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