Name: Tara Mirdha Singh
DOB: 14 February
Currently Residing: New Delhi, India
Favourite Quotes: ‘’Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures’’ – Henry W Beecher
How did you start making art? Did your artistic journey have a deliberate direction or did it simple evolve with time?
I believe my artistic journey began by seeing my mother who was good at making designs on the floor herself. It is from her that I got the genes of an artist.
My drive for painting was so natural that I feel I was gifted with an artistic flair. As a child, my day would begin and end making paintings. I just wanted to paint all the time oblivious of the things happening around me.
How would you describe your art?
I have always been sensitive to the pain of others, and as a child I wanted to give comfort to the suffering souls. The same inspired me to express human emotions through my paintings.
What about your art is unusual, unique and uncommon?
Bringing peace, love and harmony in the world has always been my desire. The same has been a relevant subject back in those years, and even now. I feel my art is a form of expressing emotions and sharing a strong message with my audience.
Is there an element of art you enjoy doing the most? Why?
I love to paint human figures where the soul and emotions can be seen and felt. The element of compassion is what I enjoy portraying the most in my art as it is the signature of Higher Consciousness.
Who are your main artistic influences?
One of the most impactful artists in my life is Raja Ravi Verma as he is very expressive and realistic with his art.
What do you enjoy most about being an artist?
I enjoy being able to express my thoughts in the form of art. Additionally, art has always been therapeutic for me. It is a form of self-love and meditation.
Of your paintings, which ones are your favourite?
My favorite painting is and always will be ‘Let the Peace Prevail’ which I had painted for the ‘The BBC External Services’ Jubilee Art Competition in 1982. The painting was made on silk in an Indian art form. The painting is mainly divided into three big circles, stressing various figures having their individual significance of modest and healthy relations among Nations. The map of all the continents is especially drawn to show that the every country is working towards getting peace and thus the man in the centre circle represents humanity carrying the weight of the world peace on its shoulders which signifies that every human, a the unit of the world is responsible for peace.
What inspires you?
I am inspired by seeing the beauty of the world around me, with so many different kinds of people and a variety of sentiments. Painting has been something I have naturally been drawn to since childhood. I believe it was a divine path for me.
Is there something you can’t live without in your studio?
Music. Music for me has always been constant even when I paint. It keeps me in the flow of my natural creativity and helps me bring the best out in me.
Who is your favourite artist?
Raja Ravi Verma
What does art say about you?
I am an empath by nature. Going deep into understanding and feeling others emotional needs come naturally to me. My art does the same.
AWARDS and HONOURS
Awarded 'Bhaskar Woman Of The Year Award' in the category of Art & Culture. (2011)
Designed the cover page of the Magazine of the 'Delhi Society for the Children with Special Needs’on the occasion of Silver Jubilee (1990)
Designed illustrations and the cover for the book ‘Quest for Noble Life’ written by M.L. Seth. (1990)
Awarded ‘Ten Outstanding Young Persons of India’ by International President of Jaycees, Mr. Joe Murphy, U.S.A (1983)
Attended the ‘Japanese Youth Goodwill Cruise’ on the invitation of Prime Minister of Japan.
Honored with the title of – "Yuva Ratna" (Young Jewel) of Rajasthan State and was awarded "Tamra Patra" by The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Shri Shiv Charan Mathur. ( 1983)
First Position in The Jubilee Art Competition organized by the B.B.C (1982)
Personality Award Miss Sophia (1972)
Best Girl Guide Award by Rajmata of Jodhpur.