newznew (Chandigarh) : If you are a nature lover here is a chance to be close to it, through ‘Soulful Sojourn’, a three-day exhibition of paintings and collages which took off at Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10 here today.
This lovely interpretation of picturesque landscapes by the city based artist Anu Singh, comes out boldly in the fascinating display of over 80 works.
Anu, who is a psychologist councillor by profession, and affiliated with American Psychology Association, has done exhibitions across the country and abroad. This is the eighth edition of her artwork in Chandigarh, which was today inaugurated by Mr. Tejvir Singh, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Punjab here.
Anu has held exhibitions across the country in cities like Shimla, Delhi and Mumbai to name a few, besides abroad in cities like Luino, Varize, Italy and the Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, with recent one held at Manhattan, US a few months back. She was given recognition by the Governor, State of Missouri, US in June last year.
Anu says she uses gouache, a medium where prints are created on canvas by using Fevicol as base for the colour. Most of the paintings have been made with cardboard or spatula as she wants the paintings to have a good texture, she adds.
Nature is the source of inspiration for this 36-year-old Chandigarh based artist. “Beautiful encounters with the nature always fill my heart and art with joy, which gives me the motivation to mimic these vibrant colours on the palette and paper”, says Anu, while elaborating on nature, favourite theme of her works.
She experiments with not just the medium, but also subjects that interest her. “I have had no formal training in artwork but it was my passion to paint, which I am carrying on and will continue to do so. It is also unwavering support from my family which persuades my imagination to create something new every time I play with colours”, says the artist.
It was nine years ago that Anu debuted as an artist and her journey with nature continues to take her places leaving an unforgettable imprint of her work among the art lovers.