â Rishu Kapoor
Formerly a lecturer with a Double Masters Degree in Commerce and Business Administration, Rishu took up painting as a full-time profession in 2005. Soon, God-gifted as she was, she became a budding artist in her city.
She has spent the last 2 decades in nurturing her love for art and painting. Believing that learning never stops, and enhanced her expertise and versatility under various Art Masters in India, the Philippines and Florence, Italy.
Rishu is a portraitist and a mixed media artist with a distinctive style of fusing gold leaf work into oil and acrylic paintings. Her subjects are drawn from her past journey and linking to the present. Her inspiration comes from the varied and diverse cultures of the different countries she has lived.
She works full-time from her vibrant light filled studio, her "Happy Creative Spaceâ in her own words. Rishu regularly displays her work in solo and group exhibitions. Her work is included in collections in India, Hong Kong, The United States of America, Canada, The Philippines and Australia.
What initially captivated me to this work of art was its vibrant colors and its unique centerpiece. Upon reading the author’s caption, “As you sow, so shall you reap”, I became all the more compelled to have this piece for my office space.
A sincere thank you to Rishu for sharing your talent and passion with us.
Koi often is considered as a symbol of luck, prosperity and good fortune. This painting is a perfect accent in my office room and has been a point of interest for anyone sitting in my room. From afar, the colors are so vibrant that the three fish appear to be busy swimming in the lotus pond. The contrast of the colors makes the painting so alive.
However, as one inches closer to the painting, it has been a discussion whether the small strokes of oranges, reds and whites are just to highlight the three fish or fries. I have my own view, but I leave it to the imagination of the looker.
Rishu is a fantastic self taught artist and takes special interest in each of her student’s work. She is patient and makes sure they learn to do it the right way even if they are amateurs. Her plethora of options helps you to choose your interest and this options extends from kids to adults.
Age is no bar to learn art and she truly abides by that. I wish her only success in her long art journey.
One day, I happened to visit Rishu's place of art work with one of our common friend without having any intention of buying any painting, but when I saw this beautiful painting of the king and the queen of Tanjavore I was awestruck. This painting pulled me towards itself and I finally ended up buying it.
I am short of words for Rishu's art work. Her work speaks for itself.