Subject Tags: collage painting, modern, paper collage, collage effect, freehand drawing, blue and orange, browns, red yellow, blue green orange, mithila painting inspired, madhubani art inspired, india ink, acrylic, players, playground, games, playful, trees, original mixed media, grounds, figurative abstract, semi-abstract, visual texture, textured art, landscapes, bold patterns, original artwork, multicolor wall art, colorful art, lines, acrylic art, contemporary folk art, folk art inspired, houses, street scene, football, children playing, collage art
Size: 12"W x 9"H x 0.1"D
Year Created: 2016
"Children at Play" is an original mixed media artwork with collage, acrylic colours and black India Ink on 12"x9" watercolour paper (300 gsm). This artwork is created using paper cuttings from magazines, mixed with layers of acrylic paint and drawings with black India ink inspired from the "Mithila" or "Madhubani" folk painting style. The free-flowing primitive art like freehand lines and figures (and often used bright and vibrant colours) of Mithila art, also known as Madhubani painting, inspire me.
I draw and paint intuitively and spontaneously, moving from chaos and void to order, balance and rhythm. I go with the flow, painting only something that I connect to, or something that comes from deep within. For me, art is like meditation and music. It blocks out all negativities and pressures, putting me in a state of “flow” (as Mihaly stated).
I love to create using lines and bright, bold colours, often combining them as mixed media. I like to work with the “collage feel” even while painting. Working as a Designer for many years, I frequently worked with lines and dots. I enjoy drawing freehand, where every freehand action, every mark created, leads to the next one, and next, creating a poetry with lines, a story in rhythm.
(Disclaimer: The image show is a photograph taken using a digital camera. Colours may vary slightly from the actual artwork and may also vary from one screen to another).
I am professionally a Designer, an Artist at heart and Writer for the soul. Originally an Artist-Designer from India, I currently reside in Greater Atlanta Area, Georgia, USA. Graduate in Drawing and Painting (Honours) and postgraduate in design (Master of Design- M.Des.), a state level award winning art student, visual art remains my first and foremost passion. After completing M.Des. in the year 2000, I started working as a designer in fashion and apparel industry in India. After eight years in the industry, joined fashion/apparel design institutes and taught drawing, illustration, art and design related subjects at graduate and postgraduate level for about another eight years, while pursuing my passion for art. With over sixteen years of work experience in the field of fashion, design, art and academics, I am a full time artist now and accept commissions for art and design.