I have always admired the creative peeps who could draw, sketch or paint. The ability to give shape to your imagination and thoughts onto a paper or canvas, is for me, one of the most powerful and desired skill.
Bringing to you three such incredibly talented artists...
When Shirin shared her work with me, I couldn't stop looking at the quaint eclectic art on her site. I love her technique, and the miniature figures and the interesting details in her paintings.
Shirin Sahba was born in India to an architect and graphic designer, spending her adolescent years surrounded by the pristine azures of the Mediterranean, and visiting 25 countries before she was sixteen. It was travel that compelled her to paint and her palette was laden with the colors, the tones, the contours and textures of the vibrant landscapes she was privileged to encounter and the vivid personalities who negotiated those spaces.Inspired by everything from Indian miniatures, Persian art, Moroccan design to French & Italian movies of the 50's & 60's, her work is a shimmering mix of intensely colorful influences from her life.
She ships worldwide, and is constantly turning out new work at her studio. You can take a look at her site and follow her creative process on her blog
Maheswari describes herself as an illustrator, designer, photographer and a dreamer! Her many interests and immense talent is evident in her illustrations and mixed media work.
Dithi's stunning art has been celebrated in the blogland for quite some time now, and her work gets more alluring with each new creation. For me, her art is evocative of the rich heritage, genteel traditions and the beautiful people of Bengal.
Dithi is a self taught artist and she creates her masterpieces depicting Indian traditions, women, religious mythology and folklore, at her home studio in Geneva.
In Dithi's own words:
India never fails to inspire me, deeply and consistently. The traditional and folk art forms, its people, its colors and cultures, everything from the simplicity of day-to-day life to the grandeur of festivals, my experiences and memories from back home, the sights and sounds and how they vary from a small quaint town to a bustling metropolitan. Living so far away from home over the last 3+ years has helped me appreciate India more and my art is my way of nurturing that love.