Bangalore, Aug 28 (ANI): Anjula Prem Kumar of Bangalore is no ordinary artist. She creates amazing and eye-catching paintings from thread and charcoal on canvas and with her fingers on sprinkled sand, within minutes.
Give her music of her choice and a few strings of thread and charcoal, and Anjula is ready with a painting in three to four minutes.
The thread and charcoal, she says, help her speed up her work and also maintain the viewers interest especially during painting demonstrations.
"I thought when you want to finish a picture, if you prolong it for a long time people lose interest when they are seeing it. So I thought I would use thread which is still faster, that is the only reason I started with the thread, and that gives me a really good finish and I enjoy doing it with thread," said Anjula.
Anjula never misses an opportunity to visit art exhibitions and galleries as they, she says, inspire her.
She is also adept at making drawings on sprinkled sand, and this particular art is her innovation. She says she got the idea while collecting spilled flour on her kitchen floor. This little accident in the kitchen has surely come handy for her.
Anjula has a deep interest in artwork but she never attended any art classes, she is self taught and proud to be so. She says that people's appreciation that she has been encouraging and also a major reason for her to pursue her interest in art.
"From a small girl, I have been drawing and experimenting, when people started appreciating my art then I knew that there was art in me and everyone started encouraging that. Then I started to work more on it and my thoughts started going more on that side," added Anjula.
Also an art teacher at a school in the city, Anjula dedicates three to four hours each day to drawing.
Felicitated and appreciated in the country and abroad, Anjula wishes to continue her experiments in art as long as she can. By Jaipal Sharma(ANI)