Padmaja is blessed with this innate sense of color, proportion and a penchant to detail,...but what stands out are the subjects, that she chooses to paint, be it a traditional mural, a landscape, or a figurative abstract...Themes that make you ponder,...Pieces of introspection and conversation, that you want to discuss over a cuppa of chai,...Or you are awestruck at the spirituality that shines through, in her traditional pieces. Most importantly, all of her Art is for a Social cause - the monies are utilized to provide education to financially under-privledged children, who want to study. Isn't this wounderful! A lady, who is making use of her talent, to contribute back to the community! She is doing her small bit, by ensuring these kids have a good future, ahead of them. Listening to some of her experiences and the happiness shared by the parents, I had tears in my eyes. I love her paintings, but I respect her more for the individual she is. Way to go Padmaja!
I have 6 of Padmaja's paintings at home,...and one day, it suddenly dawned on me that a Padmaja painting would be a precious gift for my brother. My brother and Padmaja worked on the subject and what followed was a beautiful Laxmi Narayana painting. I was very curious on my brother's reaction to the painting when he finally saw it 3 weeks ago at her Mumbai home. He was plainly Stunned, Speechless and Captivated!...*smile*. He told me that the picture attached didn't do justice *smile*...it was far more beautiful! The Laxmi Narayana faces were luminescent!...*more smiles*. I am including the painting below and another that Padmaja made on a commission. You can contact Padmaja at firstname.lastname@example.org, and don't forget to check out her paintings on her blog...her latest 'An Extra mile' is a wowie!! and her 'The Diamonds or the Silver?'...I want you to see it for yourself... Padmaja M's Laxmi Narayana painting ... Padmaja M's Ganesha painting ... ...the first painting is a gift from Padmaja, on what we both do best, aptly named 'Conversation'. I made the Rajasthani painting, to give company to the first...*smile* ...a conversation area at home... with the two paintings... Hope you enjoyed the post...Adios until next week.
~ ~ Anpu