Vedavathi Narasimha Murthy
Vedavathi was born and brought up in Bangalore. She now lives in Michigan, having done a Masters in Microbiology. Right from her college days, everyone in college told her she was good in drawing. She probably never realized at that time that she could do something in drawing and art. She enjoyed studying science and immensely enjoyed drawing organisms in biology. After marriage, she lived in various places like Denmark, Pune, Bangalore and currently in Michigan. Living in different places and experiencing different cultures was a whole new experience for her. She saw herself drawing and painting again, inspired by these different places. She did Diploma in Artist program from Penn foster, USA. She is currently pursuing Associate degree in Graphic Design from the same college and thoroughly enjoying it. Her first success with selling her art was in an exhibition at Chithrakala Parishat, Bangalore. They organize an event every year for artists
all around India called “Chitra Santhe”. Her family, friends and many bloggers who she had never met, came out to support her. It’s an experience she will always cherish.
Vedavathi likes working with different media like Acrylics, Watercolors, Oils, and Sketching. Her personal favourite however is Mixed Media. She likes to call herself as a Mixed Media Artist. She simply loves the way she can put her thoughts when she works on mixed media. Every single piece of art turns out so different at the end of completion. She starts out with a single idea in her mind but when she gets involved with it, She gets so excited that she tends to jot down her ideas sometimes in the dead of night.
She likes bright and bold colours in her painting. If you look at most of her paintings, there’s always a splash of colour in them. She personally believes that when someone sees a colourful painting on a wall, it brightens a dull room. She particularly works with abstracts and in that she loves geometrical abstraction. She has never stopped trying different subjects like landscape, portraits, floral and abstract. She gets easily bored painting or drawing the same subject. She finds inspiration everywhere around her. Nature around her becomes her biggest inspiration. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a leaf or a tree in itself but the shape, colour, and lines really inspire her. People around her like her daughter inspire her. Her creativity amazes Vedavathi and inspires her to do so much better. Also she admires, respects and gets inspired by many artists and believes that there’s much one can learn from others.
She really lives by some of the famous quotes by different artists. “Creativity takes courage” by Henri Matisse and “I don’t say everything. But I paint everything” by Pablo Picasso are her all-time favourite quotes.
As she is studying at present, she doesn’t get so much time to think of selling her art. But once she finishes studies, she sees herself painting and drawing more often, teaching and selling her art online. It would be an ultimate dream come true for her if she gets to illustrate children’s books.