For this week’s #SaturdayArtFeature, we feature Ayesha Chowdhury, a self-taught artist, based in Hyderabad, who effortlessly glides between various mediums. Here’s a look into her work, why she chose art, what inspires her, and her thought process.
When life gave me lemons I made art with it! It was around 2015 that I began drawing again after a long gap of about 10 years and since then it has only been a journey of constant learning. Having earned no formal education in art I am a self-taught artist, and therefore my art is not limited to one medium rather it ranges from illustration to watercolour to DIY crafts and my absolute, all-time, favourite embroidery.
Even though my art work varies from one medium to another one thing that has been a constant is the manifestation of my love for nature, especially florals into my art. I have always been mesmerised by the details and intricacies of nature and that is pretty much visible in most of my works. It began with black and white illustrations and has now found its way into embroidery.
Over the years I have realised that creativity is instilled in all of us, one just needs to explore without doubting one self! Just as I have been inspired by the pool of art and artists around, I hope I, too, can be an inspiration someday for someone.
Ayesha’s work has been exhibited at Gallery Gold and Nazrul Tirtha in Kolkata. She has done her masters in English literature from Rabindra Bharati University, Calcutta. She is currently based in Hyderabad.
You can contact her here to purchase her artwork or for any queries.