“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” – Thomas Merton
The Freedom To Express
I like traveling and that’s how I could find more subjects for my painting. People, their culture, landscape, seascape, mountains, river, even abstract expressions. No limit to do anything, what I felt, I expressed.
I don’t want to stick in traditional art, it’s not that I have not done earlier. But I have the urge to explore various mediums. I like experimenting and finding out different forms from each painting. Honestly, repetition is boring for me.
My artistic passion started with oil & canvas. I have created many semi-realistic and abstract painting in my early career. Oil paintings stopped me when I move from Mumbai to Bangalore. Bangalore’s cold weather condition did not allow me to do oil color on canvas, as it would take more time for the drying of each layer. Nevertheless to say I have moved on to acrylic painting which gave me similar effect and paintings would dry quickly, and I could produce a good amount of paintings in lesser time. Innovation and fresh colors, that’s what I wanted to express in my paintings. You can hardly see dull and boring colors in my paintings. For me, art is to make people happy rather than sad and dull. – Umesh Shebe