With a bag full of academic excellence, broadly to include Graduation in Psychology (Hons) from Delhi University, a Diploma in Fine Arts, and a Diploma in Fashion Designing, Vaishali drives her inspiration from anything around her and her life experiences
For her the journey of creation is an emotional experience and can be cathartic as well as meditative. After having completed my diploma in fine art, the actual learning began under the guidance of some of the most talented artists, where she learned to handle different mediums and techniques. Vaishali has been trained under various renowned senior artists in Pune.
“I consider myself to be an eternal student and the journeytowards acquiring knowledge continues. In the recent past my quest for new mediums to express myself has made me experiment with a variety of mediums. I feel that each medium has its own consciousness and that intermingling them create a new form which is so different from the original and that fascinates me,” quoted Vaishali.
She runs an art gallery in Pune called Paint Box Art Gallery where she teaches art and conduct other art related activities and workshops such as art appreciation, fiction writing, script writing theatre, voice culture besides teaching art to adults. She is also a founder member and curator at Art Lane Gallery in Pune.
She has been an group and solo exhibitor at various prestigious events, prominent of them are Artisans Art Gallery in Delhi, Utsav Art Festival at Thane & Mumbai
Spandan Art Show at Goa, AIFACS at Delhi, Nehru Centre in London, Hotel Leela Penta, Bangalore and many more
Unveiling our rendezvous with Vaishali Rajapurkar
A. How many years you have been in the field of art and why?
I have been involved in art since the age of 9/10 as my mother was an artist and so art material was always available to me .Art came to me as a legacy ,it’s my passion and my reason for being , I am art and art is me and the two cannot be separated.
B. What media you have been using so far?
I started with pencils and charcoals . I started using oils as soon after and continued using them till I was introduced to acrylics about 10 years back. I use the pouring technique and have learnt the ancient Turkish Ebru art which has been declared by UNESCO as heritage art.Very recently, in fact during the pandemic when material was not easily available , I decided to explore digital art. After a lot of trials and errors and experimentations I actually managed to come up with a unique form of art wherein I use digital, acrylics and inks on paper and canvas.
C. What media you are planning to explore in the future?
I love experimenting and will continue to do so.
D. What kind of uniqueness you spotlight using your art?
The uniqueness of this mixed media is that size is not a constraint , so I can cater to the clients specifications very easily.
The E Today is thankful to Vaishali Rajapurkar for her valuable time and even to Mr. Hiral Shah, The Chief Editor; who has jalso set up an one-of-its-kind global platform The Indian Gallery for promoting art along with Anjali Kaur Arora who is well known for her talk show ‘The Anjali Arora Talk Show’