The 4 P’s - PASSION, PATIENCE, PRACTISE AND PERSEVERANCE - A Passion for art, the Patience to Practise, and the Perseverance to continue despite failures - That’s what my art journey has been all about. Art has been my favourite hobby since childhood. I remember drawing and painting on any surface that I could find - old record plates, broken marble pieces, fabrics, wooden boards, glass...just about anything.!! The passion still continues, but with no formal training in art, it wasn’t an easy journey. But thanks to technology, I could learn how to paint from the comfort of my home.
With ample free time at my disposal, I could follow various YouTube tutorials that taught me how to paint various different subjects namely, landscapes, wildlife, florals, Buddha, Mandalas, Persian Illumination art etc.
Taking a step ahead, it was time for me to give back what i knew, to the society, with two workshops conducted on TINGA-TINGA & ONE-STROKE paintings for school children.
I have worked as an Art and Craft teacher in Arya Vidya Mandir, Juhu, Mumbai, India
I am eternally grateful and thankful to God for blessing me with this talent, all my YouTube and other online tutors, my parents, all my dear family members and friends for always being supportive and encouraging me to embark on this wonderful journey which will continue without a destination for years to come. Art is my solution to relax and de-stress..it is like meditation..!!!
-Special awards for my painting titled THE UGLY DUCKLING in INTERNATIONAL ART CONTEST, Facebook,
-1st position for the SUNSET CHALLENGE in SAA art group, Facebook,
special award for FLORAL painting challenge in HSM art contest, Facebook.
3rd position in STILL LIFE challenge in UNITED BY ART group, Facebook.
TOP 3 positions for my paintings titled KINGFISHER, PEEK-A-BOO & MOTHER'S LOVE in 'Painting the old way' in FINE ART AMERICA
3 HIGHLY COMMENDED certificates in Art challenges in UNITED BY ART & SAA art groups, Facebook
HIGHLY COMMENDED certificate of achievement in the FAMOUS ARTISTS COMPETITION for my reproduction of a copy-right free THOMAS KINKADE painting in the ARTISTS GALLERY AND SOCIAL SPACE GROUP, Facebook
Workshop conducted on Tinga-Tinga paintings, an East-African painting style, for the children of ASEEMA CHARITABLE TRUST, a school run by an NGO in Mumbai, India.
-Workshop conducted on ONE-STROKE painting for the children of ASEEMA CHARITABLE TRUST, a school run by an NGO in Mumbai, India.
-First Solo Exhibition titled RENUKA'S ARTRIP held at ASSOCIACAO MOCAMBICANA de FOTOGRAFIA, Maputo, Mozambique.
Second exhibition held by the prestigious AURA ART in the ART ENCLAVE @ INDEX FAIRS, Mumbai, India.
Third exhibition at the Kalaa Spandhan Art Fair in Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai
Gold medallist in All India Online Painting Competition 2019, organised by Usari Art.
Fourth group exhibition titled “COLOURS OF NATURE" at Prabodhankar Thackeray Natya Mandir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
Fifth group exhibition titled "ENLIGHTENMENT”, an International Art Exhibition, at Light of Asia Center, Colombo, Sri Lanka
ALL MY PAINTINGS ARE DONE:
- FROM COPYRIGHT FREE PHOTOGRAPHS, OR
- WITH PRIOR PERMISSION BY THE RESPECTIVE PHOTOGRAPHER TO PAINT AND SELL MY PAINTING USING THEIR PHOTOGRAPHS AS REFERENCE, OR,
- FROM PHOTOGRAPHS PURCHASED FROM PHOTOGRAPHERS WITH PERMISSION TO PAINT AND SELL MY PAINTING USING THEIR PHOTOGRAPHS AS REFERENCE.
- AS REPRODUCTIONS OF THE ORIGINAL PAINTING WITH PRIOR PERMISSION BY THE ORIGINAL ARTIST TO REPRODUCE AND SELL MY WORK OR FROM WEBSITES THAT OFFER PERMISSION TO REPRODUCE THE ORIGINAL PAINTING AND SELL MY WORK.
I have always believed that one must give back to the society in whichever way possible. I get that satisfaction by donating 20% of my earnings after every 10 paintings sold, to a good cause.