Nagpur News: Amateur artist from Nagpur Sadhana Paliwal emerged winner in an online art contest conducted on the popular social networking site Facebook. The contest named Nilami House Art Contest was presented by Nilami House. Around 300 paintings from India and abroad were up on display for the contest the entries for which ended on July 20. Variety of art paintings were uploaded in the entries of which Sadhana’s painting named MOOD I managed to make the cut. This painting is a contemporary art from one of her series MOODS, depicting various moods of a woman.
Talking to Nagpur Today, Sadhana said, “Today (Saturday) only I got a certificate just before you called. I have been not in town all this while but I am happy that my art has been recognized among so many entries from around the globe.”
Hailing from Agra in Uttar Pradesh, 58 years old Sadhana has been staying in Nagpur after her marriage since the last 39 years. She has organized host of exhibitions displaying her artworks in Nagpur and many other cities in India. Her husband Sharad Paliwal is an agriculturist and looks after their farmland at Mohpa near Kalmeshwar.
Sadhana is a housewife who has the passion for painting and regularly conducts classes for the learners. She has also imparted professional training to the children in orphanages and mentally retarded students.
Artist with a mission
Sadhana Paliwal is an artist with a mission and vision to promote art as a hobby. She enjoys utilizing various different mediums and tries to mend the old traditional art forms using newer materials keeping the original style and forms intact, like Tanjore, Mysore, Nathdwara, Jaipur, Miniature etc. Her style of working comprises blending different forms using clay, ceramic, terracotta & creating three dimensional effects and thus improvising on the traditional. She conducts workshops for teaching these forms regularly at her studio in Ramdaspeth.
National award, global recognition
One of her painting got her National Award in 21st national level exhibition conducted by South Central Zone Cultural Center in Nagpur in October 2007. She was conferred the honor in the category of Traditional, Tribal and Folk painting (open category). All India Art Contest-2007. Few of her artworks are internationally acclaimed and are exhibited in World Silk Museum, South Korea, and also in Presidential Palace in Seoul, South Korea. Some paintings are in various private collections in U.K., U.S.A. and U.A.E. Her paintings and works of art are place among various private collections in Nagpur, Delhi, Bhopal, Mumbai, Jaipur, Bangalore, Chennai, Calcutta, Coimbatore etc.
She had number of art shows to her credit since 1991 in Nagpur, Bhopal, Agra, Mumbai, Coimbatore and other cities.