Painting by Swapna Augustine. She was born in Kerala, without both her arms. However, even as a child, she made a habit of performing all tasks, including painting and drawing, with her feet. As her talent for art was soon discovered, her parents and teachers gave her the necessary support & encouragement to continue painting when she was only a schoolgirl. Her paintings were published in student's newsletters & youth magazines. Swapna has participated in several group exhibitions in India.
Folk Art Inspired Screen Prints
Last year I produced a new series of Folk Art inspired designs especially for the 'Contemporary Printmakers Exhibition' at Shirehall Gallery in Stafford. Over the summer I spent several weeks studying and sketching from examples of Polish Folk Art before beginning work on the finished designs in September. The series originally consisted of five different silk screen prints including the three shown here. 'Folk Dancing Girls', 'Folk Tree and Birds' and 'Folk Tree and Roosters' are all…
Saura Folk Art Painting | Village Well
A Saura folk art painting from India featuring villagers drawing water from a well in addition to many activities from village life. Black ink on silk.