"For me painting is almost a revelation in itself and the revelation continues as I explore my own self through this realm."
Every week we get a number of artists, illustrators and photographer's offering to enrich our image gallery with their work. This week our favourite artist is Raj Pattini, a truly talented woman who's work can be described as abstract, warm and dynamic, perfect for creating beautiful mother's day cards.
Raj grew up in Tanzania and Kenya and it is obvious from her work that much of her inspiration comes from living in such beautiful, colourful locations. Amazingly her talent is self taught, a talent that obviously comes naturally and instinctively to her.
Raj feels that art is a natural thing to do, she believes that painting is almost like another part of her senses and that it was her time spent in the beautiful and wild environs of East Africa that helped to form her style. She finds that each turn and twist of her brush and each stroke of colour allows her to possess the power to capture figments of her imagination and bring them to life on canvas.
Her favourite image is the Golden Elephant as seen below, which is an important part of Hinduism, representing, luck, strength, wisdom and fortitude.
Raj continues to paint and we look forward to seeing more beautiful and inspiring work from her in the future.
Till next time!