Artwork by Dipali Deshpande
My formal education is Mechanical engineering. After working for few years in corporate sector I gave up due to some personal reasons. But apart from doing my responsibilities I wanted to do something for myself, something that I could enjoy.
While helping my son in his art projects I realised this is it. Art is the thing I enjoy most and gives me mental peace. So I started painting as an hobby. But I didn’t realise when this hobby converted into my passion.
Being a self taught artist sometimes I took more long and wrong turns in my art journey. I was looking for a guide who could teach me in traditional way. But in India where focus is on Indian modern, getting proper traditional art education is quite difficult.
I joined two art classes but learned nothing than modern or guess work. To be frank, I was not satisfied with my progress. So while searching for traditional drawing techniques I came across drawing academy course. I thoroughly enjoyed Diploma in traditional drawing techniques under the guidance of of Vladimir and Natalie. Today I can draw with confidence and classical approach just because of that course.
I have started participating in group shows. I am very thankful to drawing academy for giving me new identity.…