Whoosh! What a rush!
Life is exciting at apnuahmedabad. The sheer range and depth of talent citizens of ahmedabad possess never ceases to amaze!
One such talented ahmedabadi is Ms Rinku Guzraty. An international marketing professional to the world, but peel a few layers over a cup of coffee and a really aesthetically gifted person emerges. Many people are born with an artistic talent. Some appreciate music, others poetry and quite a few others let brushes and the colors on a pallette run riot with their talent. But very few nurture it lovingly.
Rinku has been fascinated by painting since the tender age of 8. A plethora of people starting from her Mother to a series of art tutors at Kolkatta have mentored her in her painting pursuits. She has even cleared 2 levels of the prestigious Fine Arts programme at the Kolkatta University with distinction!.
In Ahmedabad since 2003, Rinku has been in awe of Ahmedabad ni Gufa ever since she first went there with a cousin. She frequents that place regularly and is one of the very few who has a signed painting and a few other souvenirs of the legendary M F Hussain himself! "That interaction with MF Hussain changed my life forever. I was caught with the demands of my career and painting had taken a back seat. He inspired me to seriously focus on painting as a way of self expression and I am so glad for that fated interaction with a genius of our times!" says Rinku.
Apart from MF Hussain, Vincent Van Gogh and Leonardo da Vinci are painters whom Rinku adores. Her aspiration is to paint a wall sized replica of Van Gogh's 'Starry Nights' some day. "Who knows I might have my own exhibition one day at the Ahmedabad ni Gufa?" she says coyly.
Why not we say?! It is this spirit of dreaming big that is so integral to Apnu Ahmedabad. And let apnuahmedabad.com be her first virtual art gallery!
We leave you with a few samples of Rinku's talent as well as a few words of inspiration from her to all of you hidden goldmines of talent out there.
A tribute to the Master!
India - (No brushes only a spatula has been used for this painting).
"Go sit there in front of the canvas with a brush in one hand and a pallette in another. Just do it and let the magic unravel!" Like we always say ... dont take Rinku's word for it ... try it!