Srinidhi Dabriwal is a self-taught, mixed-media artist from Hyderabad, India. She likes to create vibrant, colorful paintings. She says, ‘I like to create art that makes one feel happy and positive – something that brings a gleam in your eye and a smile to your face.’
Srinidhi uses several motifs in her artworks which have been inspired from nature to create a lively, pulsating and energetic feel. She also draws inspiration from children’s illustrated books which is also reflected in her style and use of colors.
In her current series, Srinidhi draws several animals in a fantastical jungle. In each of her artworks, ferocious animals such as tigers, lions, elephants etc. are depicted. What is noticeable is that the expressions of these animals are soft, happy – unlike normally how they are depicted.
Srinidhi would like to ask this question through her art, “With the world trying to break stereotype barriers in the human world, isn’t it time for us to change our perception towards animals as well ?
She wants to excite people about jungles, wildlife, getting back to nature through her imaginative art. She hopes that her artwork creates a desire in them to observe, preserve and conserve their natural surroundings.
Srinidhi has recently participated in World Art Dubai, 2022, one of the largest art fairs in Asia for emerging artists. She was also one of the few chosen artists for their ArtWalk out of over 300 participating artists from across the world.
Unveiling our rendezvous with Srinidhi Dabriwal
A. How many years you have been in the field of art and why?
Art has always been a part of me since childhood. It has been my stress-buster, detox plan…my mantra for a happy life. I started off as an art teacher, and continued to guiding and training teachers in the art field. I worked with several schools and also conducted Art Fairs for children with a difference. During lockdown, I finally found time to create art and forayed into the art world as an artist.
B. What media you have been using so far?
I work mostly with acrylics. Along with that, I also use watercolors, pens, color pencils, different kinds of textural liquids and pigment powders.
C. What media you are planning to explore in the future?
I would like to work more with color pencils, soft pastels and their interaction with paints.
The E Today is thankful to Srinidhi Dabriwal 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.