A widely celebrated Rangoli artist from India , held her first international exhibition in June, at London’s Nehru Centre to much acclaim.Dr Supriya Dudhal PhD, a member of Indian Ladies in UK, is a Fine Arts graduate of the Nagpur University and is one of the finest Rangoli artists in India, having won numerous accolades – including the prestigious “Kala Upasak” and ”Kala Gaurav” awarded by the Sukhakarta Pratishthan in Pune.
She is also a world record holder in, among other things, creating 101 Rangolis.
Her London exhibition however, focused on her other great passion – that of Lord Ganesha.She is also a world record holder in, among other things, creating 101 Rangolis.
Her London exhibition however, focused on her other great passion – that of Lord Ganesha.
An ardent believer and follower of the pachyderm-headed deity since her childhood, Dr Dudhal found that she frequently received requests for Lord Ganesha-themed Rangolis when she created the beautiful and elaborate paintings at weddings, religious ceremonies and such like.
After creating hundreds of such Rangolis, she naturally took up creating Ganesha themed stand-alone paintings.
Her exhibition at the Nehru Centre – ‘Shades of Lambodra’ – depicts Lord Ganesha in his innumerable guises and throughout his life.
Dr Dudhal’s Rangoli influences clearly show through as well with vibrant colours and rich patterns. Above all, it is the sense of devotion that is most striking about her work.
“I firmly believe that behind each piece of art is a spiritual thought and I cannot still believe that Shriganesha my first solo international exhibition begun in London”, Dr Dudhal says.
That spirituality extends to other aspects of her life as well. A fine arts teacher at various colleges around Pune, Maharashtra, she was once granted the honour of ‘Best Campaigner’ by the state’s Chief Minister for her work helping mentally handicapped children.
Dr Dudhal now lives in London and is planning on offering fine arts classes to children.
Since her London exhibition, Dr Dudhal has held one in France while her next is scheduled for Kolkata in September.
You can keep up to date with her work and exhibitions through her facebook page.