Artists of India Feature #15 - Akshay Jose, Graphic Novelist and Illustrator

Artists of India Feature #15 - Akshay Jose, Graphic Novelist and Illustrator

"For me, art has been the only constant in life since the age of 5. Illustration is my voice to the outside world, when all worded languages fail me, and my pen has been my go-to in all seasons and moods of joy, fear, grief and uncertainty. I am fascinated by the diverse and unique stories each of us have to tell, and my work has been a journey in engaging with the ones that seem stranger than fiction.

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Artists of India Feature #12 - Anish Karkera, Comic Book Artist, Creator

Artists of India Feature #12 - Anish Karkera, Comic Book Artist, Creator

“Art helps me sort out all the clutter in my mind. When you have a lot of stuff going on it really helps when you can just randomly whip out a book and start drawing a giraffe. Art helped me refine my personality. It helped me see things differently. See people differently. It's like seeing in black and white all your life then suddenly someone turns everything into colours. 

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Artists of India Feature #11 - Awadhoot Chawan, Realism

Artists of India Feature #11 - Awadhoot Chawan, Realism

"My journey of art began in school. Realistic and expressive work of school teacher increased my interest and curiosity towards realistic paintings. I formally completed my education in Fine Arts. Later I joined Animation industry & started working as background Artist for UTV Dream Blanket project and Paperboat Animation Studio but eventually give up to pursue my passion towards painting. 

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Artists of India Feature #8 - Shubham Lakhera, Illustrator

Artists of India Feature #8 - Shubham Lakhera, Illustrator

"My name is Shubham Lakhera and I am an Illustrator and I have been illustrating children's book for the last 3 years. I have completed my graduation (BFA) in 2018. I have been working on more than 30 books till now, publishers like Duckbill, tulika books, NCERT, room to deal child fund India, Eklavya and children's magazine. I like imaginary things, so my most of the illustration are larger than life. My inspirations are Raja Ravi Verma and western illustrators.

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Artists of India Feature #7 - Rajesh Sawant, Acrylic Artist

Artists of India Feature #7 - Rajesh Sawant, Acrylic Artist

"My father is an Artist, so I started painting from a very young age. I'm painting since 20 years and I'm currently teaching in a school and rest of the time I work in my studio for upcoming projects. Me and my brother Praful Sawant, both are full time Artist. We both work in watercolors, Acrylic and oil. We are working together and take workshops internationally and are invited from different countries for demos. It feels great to represent India and take Art forward internationally. 

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Artists of India Feature #6 - Aishwarya Vohra, Illustrator, Designer, Dreamer

Artists of India Feature #6 - Aishwarya Vohra, Illustrator, Designer, Dreamer

"I'm a self-taught illustrator currently living in Leh. My illustrations are very much a reflection of  who I am as a person. A combination of happy and silly:) Art has been a source of immense pride and joy for me ever since I was a child, but it was only much later in life that I decided to turn my passion into my profession. I started my career as a digital artist at 31, without a design degree or anyone to guide me. At first I was just creating for fun or for the portfolio and slowly work started flowing in. It's been a constant learning experience since.

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Artists of India Feature #5 - Gayatri Mehta, Art Teacher, Painter

Artists of India Feature #5 - Gayatri Mehta, Art Teacher, Painter

"I was born and brought up in Mumbai, work as a professional visual artist creating conceptual figurative compositions to express the world out and world within through various mediums .Having exhibited in prestigious galleries of India and participated in various shows of eminent organisations on invitation and also for Charitable purposes: having a multifaceted career, as Interior Designer as partner in Space Designers; as Visiting Faculty in Kala Vidya Sankul, Raheja College, ISDI ; as Coordinator in Jindal Centre for the Arts.

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Artists of India Feature #4 - Madhumita Srivastava, Art Teacher, Illustrator and Designer

Artists of India Feature #4 - Madhumita Srivastava, Art Teacher, Illustrator and Designer

"I am an art teacher first. I may juggle other roles of being an illustrator, designer and artist, it’s teaching art that floats my boat, gives me the greatest joy. It’s when we are all making art together my kids and I, we exist in space where anything is possible- trees can be purple, people can fly! 

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