Shibani's inspiration comes from all things around her and her life experiences. For her, the journey of creation is an emotional experience and can be cathartic as well as meditative.
After having completed her diploma in fine art, the actual learning began under the guidance of some of the most talented artists, where she learned to handle different mediums and techniques. She considers herself to be an eternal student and the journey towards acquiring knowledge continues...
In the meantime, she had her own gallery called The Paint Box Art Gallery and activity center in her home town, Pune, for 5 years. This catered to everything related to art along, with art shows and painting classes. She organised workshops in theatre, scriptwriting, voice training, Tanjore art, pottery, and many more art-related topics.
She especially believes in sponsoring shows for upcoming talented young artists which she hosts in her gallery.
She also organised paint n sip half-hour sessions for corporates as part of their meets. Similarly, she has also compiled a curriculum for art collages for the overall personality development of artists which is presently lacking and can be a stumbling block for many of the pass-outs, especially from vernacular mediums.
Every artist feels the need for a vaster and varied audience. I have been painting ever since I can remember as my mother was an artist and all the art material was easily available to me. Though I graduated in Psychology, I did a diploma in fine arts. But my actual learning was with the various artists I tutored with and learned different styles and techniques from them. I have been exhibiting my paintings for nearly 30 odd years. I have done some jugalbandis with music and dance. I love experimenting with different mediums to use in my art.
In the Times of COVID
In the Times of COVID
Digital Collage of Acrylics, Alcohol Inks, and Pens
30 x 18
Available for Acquisition. Contact info@artisteculture for more information
About the Artwork
Migration: left behind.
This painting is very relevant to the present time of the Covid pandemic where people had to leave behind their whole lives and migrate to other places. This painting is my personal experience where I had to move from one place to another as my father was in a transferable job. The pain of losing the life that I had made for myself every two/ three years took a toll on my emotional well-being. I have tried to portray all those emotions in this painting.