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Artist Profile

Artist Profile


I am Mrs. ALKA GOEL.

Welcome to my website I am a house wife and mother of two grownup children doing satisfactorily in their chosen field respectively. My educational profile read as M.Phil.(Math) with a gold medal . I started working as Tanjore artist almost 4 to 5 yrs back. With encouragement from my family and friends a hobby of childhood  has taken shape in form of these paintings .During my stay in south india i took some trainting in this field from masters to achive it. Since the time I started working as Tanjore artist I have worked on number of painting varying in size and pattern .

This journey as an artist has made me richer in experience, the result of which is here in form of this website developed myself. I believe learning process is a constantly upward moving curve which never ends till death and this conviction encouraged me to start experimenting with ancient south Indian sacred Tanjore art. I fused the techniques of its style with my own ideas, inspired by north Indian patterns, the place I belong to.

 The traditional Bengali Durga face, “Jagad Janani”, first time ever in this style of painting, “Vishwa Vinayaka,“(the most sought after piece), a bold experiment in various hues of black and dark brown instead of traditional usage of brilliant and vibrant colours of blues and reds and many more are the result of this quest for experimentation.

 I have exhibited my work at many exhibitions at different occasions in the city. My work has been acknowledged and appreciated well by the people of different walk.

I have put up one solo exhibiton also of my painting. it was held at coimbatore on 22nd oct 2005 at Anna Lakhmi hall, coimbatore. It was for first time that any tanjore artist has put up his/her work of tanjore paintings for exhibition in that city and  was given due acknowledement by people appreciating art.

click on link to know more details about this exhibition.

recently on May 17th n 18th, 2008 i held another show of my work at state museum,Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. response was excellent as this was for first time that people of this state came face to face with Tanjore work. it was given due coverage by print media as well

I sincerely believe in art being a sacred science, is to be created and shared by like minded people.

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