Mehnaz Ali - Professional Painter .
I grew up chasing dragon flies. I would catch them ,study their intricately colored bodies and their translucent wings, marveled at the thought as to how beautiful they were and then I would set them free.Not that I had a fetish for them,just that I was madly drawn to their colorful selves.I knew I wanted to create colors,the colors that their bodies and their wings displayed.So you see it was very natural for me to embrace the world of colors !
Drawing and Painting came to me as spontaneously as breathing fresh air.I have never been to an Art School or done any course related to Fine Arts.Not that I didn't want to .Just that I didn't get the scope .On the contrary , I pursued a Master's Degree in Mass Communication.Why ? Because I thought it would further enhance my writing skills.I worked eventually with India's boldest and bravest by - weekly magazine-"Tehelka.com". It was during that course of time that I had a severe Typhoid attack.I was rushed back home .I was bed ridden for almost two long months and yet in that state of mind and body, I still had it in me to draw and to sketch. Till date , I feel that it was the sheer madness for Creativity, that cured me.
Since then, till now,this is the only path that I know of .
Creativity is indeed my Life,my Love,my World.It is my way of being myself !
Yes , I love to explore,experiment and to create.It could be through colors, through words,through any damn medium.For it has no limits.Perhaps that clearly explains as to why I am so fond of exploring Mixed Media . And that's what I am good at.My fascination for colors is never ending.I love to weave poetry through the medium of colors on the canvas.My colors talk about my inner journey,about my perceptions ,Illusions, disillusions,my inner chaos.I am constantly striving to merge the Conscious with the Sub-Conscious ! Every painting that I have painted so far, has seen me rise and fall. They are as humane as I am ! So welcome to my world of colorful patterns and merge and sink and slide in the plethora of my colors !
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