Born in 1980, Mumbai, Payal Prakash is an artist from Chennai, India. She began her journey in art with a passion and talent of creating fine art for her emotional enjoyment and intellectual hunger. Art gives her confidence and a sense of pride, making her feel at peace and mindfulness.
During her school days, she loved visiting art galleries and museums, exploring every detail, and standing for hours. Her father noticed her intensive love for art and encouraged to keep painting. She participated in many competitions and has won many awards from her school and university.
“But, as our conservative society says: a girl must be married at right age, I was married too, leaving all behind. Being engrossed in fulfilling my household responsibilities, I never gave up to embrace my passion. I finally started with commissioned work and went on to take workshops and art classes. As I gradually grew to explore more of myself through my creativity, am determined to find my place in the art world,“ Payal wrote to The E Today.
Unveiling our rendezvous with Payal Prakash
A. How many years you have been in the field of art and why?
I've been in the art field since I was 8 yrs. but I made it my profession since the pandemic.
B. What media you have been using so far?
I have worked with oils and water colour mediums and I have profoundly used Acrylic medium recently.
C. What media you are planning to explore in the future?
Mixed media and printing.
D. What kind of uniqueness you spotlight using your art?
I love nature and am inspired by its unusual colour pallete. This is seen in my landscape art. And also I am a feminist by nature and love myself as a woman, which also (I later realised) is potrayed in some of my concept based art.
The E Today is thankful to Payal Prakash for her valuable time and even to Mr. Hiral Shah, The Chief Editor; who is currently promoting artist from every corner of India and, looking at creating a much needed platform to showcase every artist of the nation.