This Saturday, the stairs that lead up to the residence of Abiramapuram artist Darshana Bajaj, her hall and living room will turn into a art gallery.
To celebrate her love for art, the artist is hosting a Valentine’s day special studio exhibition.
In a way, this is Open Studio.
A range of paintings that the artist has created based on different themes will be on display.
Darshana has been in this field of work for some 20 years now. This is the first time that the self-taught artist will display her artworks in an ‘open studio’ set-up. Says Darshana, “These days, most art galleries in the city do not host artwork of self-taught artists like me. Only artists with professional art degrees get to showcase their work.”
She hopes people will come by, spend time at the studio and if keen, buy a painting or two.
Through years of meditation, the 47-year-old says she realised that all humans are deeply bonded with nature. And this theme dominates most of her work. “I also derive inspiration from the trees, plants, and leaves that I observe during my walks around the neighbourhood.”
While most of her works are oil paintings, she also experiments with water-colours, crayons and pencil sketches. Some of her abstract paintings are drawn using painting knives.
On Saturday, guests can even step into her work space and chat with her about her work.
The show is at 2, Tyre House, 2nd floor, Prithivi Avenue (next to Crest Clinic), Abhiramapuram. On Feb.15 (Saturday) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open to all.
Darshana can be contacted at 9094341945 or at email@example.com