Friday, April 10, 2015

Meet the Artist - Deepti Mittal

Listening to the call of her heart, Deepti Agrawal Mittal has come a long way in taking forward the traditional art form of Madhubani Painting, and in this process, developed and created whole new genre of art which she calls Modern Madhubani. 
She is credited for starting online Madhubani Painting classes which are self-paced, interactive and have become popular with art lovers around the globe.

A multi-faceted artist, Deepti  has covered a wide range of mediums and forms. From home accents, kitchen decor to personal wardrobe, she has practically touched every aspect of life with her paint brush. The latest sensation after her hand painted leather shoes, are her exclusive line of designer leather hand-bags known as “La Sak", got sold-out within 48 hours of its launch.

Bidding farewell to a high-flying main-stream corporate career for an uncertain and scantily-paid field of art, wasn't a straightforward and easy decision for Deepti. After her MBA and serving in the corporate world for initial couple of years, her profound passion for art couldn't lay dormant anymore. She took this leap of faith into an altogether different area not so professionally recognized even to this day.  

Her creative stimuli, persistence and passion paid off. Taking it forward one step at a time, she is capitalizing on her experience in this ancient folk and her interest in the contemporary styles to create a new genres of art which appeal to the modern tastes and interests.  Her canvases are in galleries across USA and her paintings are featured in global art magazines. Since her art pieces inspired with spirituality are deemed antarctic, they are invited for shows in cancer centers in the New England area of USA.

From making greeting cards to painting on sarees and salwar suits to now introducing new genres under the banner of “Deepti Designs”, she certainly has brought her style of art a long way which she feels is just the beginning of her long journey.

Despite achieving greater height, Deepti is strongly attached to her roots. She donates a part of her art-auctions to those less-fortunate women artists in the rurals of Bihar who she informally got trained from. She strongly believes that those unnamed artisans are the true keepers of this Indian heritage which is ancient and timeless and the legacy of which needs to be passed on to the generations ahead...