Hello dear friends!
Last month we had a “Community Runway” challenge via our FB group. I would like to introduce you to the winners and hope you will like their beautiful art as much as I do!
Tarini Agarwal is a self-taught artist, this passion was ignited in her as a seven year old; her father’s transfer to the UK in 1970, provided her an opportunity to see the old masters at the National Museum, London and at Versailles and Louvre, Paris. Then as a nine year old she grew up in the midst of Modern Art in Mumbai. This passion was nurtured and sustained from a very young age as she liked to experiment with different mediums and taught herself to paint in oils and watercolors, amongst others. For her art is organic, she has taken every opportunity to paint and learn and experiments with new techniques and styles. She is fascinated by the immense wealth of each medium and likes to try her hand at them. She loves to paint people and tries to explore relationships, emotions and concepts. For her ‘the miracle of painting is to see form and color gradually come to life with the movement of every brush stroke and fingers dipped in paint.’
Tarini started out as a realistic artist that being the place where most people start. As her learning grew, her style also changed. She has moved towards abstract art. When abstractifying her focus moves more towards the choice of colors and their placement, so as to evoke emotion, to connect with the viewer at a deeper level. She believes that ‘our knowledge of objects, things, faces and landscape predominates our understanding. This predominance takes one way from the emotion and joy that we first experience. So the same painting connects with people at an individual level.’ She has used the opportunity of learning online to widen her skill base and knowledge. Her husband is very supportive for her passion for arts and he has encouraged her to travel and take a in person workshops to help her gather her skills. Tarini is an Indian living in Muscat, Oman for 30 years. She is an active participant in the art scene in Muscat, Oman.
Tarini Agarwal had her first exhibition in 2011, here are a few for the past 3 years: Exhibitions 2019: 27th Annual Art Exhibition, OSFA Christmas Art Show, Matti Sirvio Art Galleria, Muscat Small Artworks- Ministry of Heritage & Culture, OSFA – Won an Award at this exhibition Oman India Art Exhibition, Embassy of India and Sultanate of Oman ‘Less is More’ Group Show, Matti Sirvio Art Galleria, Muscat Rangrez Group Show, Embassy of India, Oman Oman International Art Fair, Muscat Convention Center Let’s Read Charity Art Fair, Muscat Intercontinental Solo Show at Hormuz Grand Hotel, Muscat Group Show, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai; Exhibitions 2018: 26th Annual Art Exhibition, OSFA Oman Art Fair, Muscat Al Mouj Group Show, Al Mouj, Muscat Tales of Arabia, Group Show, Dubai Ramadan Exhibition, Dubai Firdous- Group Show, City Seasons, Muscat Glimpses of Mind- Group Show. Oman Anunue Mall World Art Dubai, World Trade Center, Dubai; Exhibitions 2017: Won the Honorary Award to Expatriate Artist, Diwan of Royal Court, Sultanate of Oman 25th Annual Art Exhibition, OSFA 3rd Solo Exhibition “Daar”, Al Mouj, Muscat 2nd Solo Exhibition ‘ Colordiescope’, City Seasons and many more!
Hi, I’m Tamara Mulkey. I’m a married, mother of one, based in northern Utah. I don’t just work in one medium , I love the freedom of combining many into each piece.
I have only been painting again since 2018 and I do occasional commission work. Mostly, I am still a student.
My work ranges from portraits (both classic and fantasy) to landscapes and florals. I am unafraid of a challenge because I know there is always something to learn in the process of each piece of art I create.