The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination is not only limited to artist who have pursued professional qualification as an artist, but there are some who have proven that creativity is a gift of God, or simply they are born with colour and canvas in hand. Priti Desai is one such abstract artist from Mumbai who is a Finance Graduate but has been in love with art. She has been painting since the last 6 years.
She has participated in numerous art shows in Mumbai, New Delhi, Goa and Surat. Her upcoming show is in Warsaw, Poland. “My paintings are my identity and they reflect my personality. I paint every day and in every situation that life throws at me,” says Priti.
Her paintings are primarily landscapes and seascapes in abstraction. She chooses to paint abstract because it helps her blur out the reality and enables her to see the world beyond the obvious. She loves to paint nature in different styles and techniques. She has always looked for inspiration inwardly and that has helped her stay motivated and determined with her purpose.
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A. How many years you have been in the field of art and why?
I have been painting since the last 6 years. I am self taught and I have spend several hours learning different styles and techniques. The last couple of years I have focused on making abstract landscapes and seascapes. I love the tranquility that comes along with painting abstract art.
B. What media you have been using so far?
In the past 3 years I have settled down on acrylic colours. All my recent paintings are made on canvas with acrylic colours.
C. What media you are planning to explore in the future?
I plan on focusing on acrylic colours and mixed media in the future. I want to introduce some charcoals, dry pastels along with acrylic colours.
D. What kind of uniqueness you spotlight using your art?
My paintings are unique and non repetitive. They aim to bring in a lot of peace and tranquility to the viewer. I paint with lot of blue and white using different styles. The final outcome varies each time because of different layering and texturing techniques.
The E Today is thankful to Priti Desai 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.