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A self-taught artist from Madurai




Meet Dr Swathi Chandra, a brilliant self-taught artist from Madurai. She did her UG at Madurai Medical College. Though medicine is her profession, art has always been her passion. Her love for art had blossomed throughout her younger days. She works mainly on graphite pencil sketches, oil painting and digital painting. She also does portraiture, landscapes and has been recently trying her hand at imaginative artwork as well. Currently, the multi-talented creator is doing customised artwork.


   Swathi had been an ardent artist since childhood. She used to gift pencil sketches to her friends back then. Her parents and teachers were her sources of encouragement. It poses no huge surprise that her parents are also great artists. So obviously they became her first inspiration. During her 7th std, she won the Hindu young world painting competition. She then continued to win various inter-school art competitions. Unfortunately, her profession kept her away from participating later. Even though her profession keeps her busy, art feeds her soul like no other. It fills the vacuum in her heart. Despite her own doubts fuelled by others, if she could balance both, she prevailed. She started her Instagram page earlier this year. She adds proudly that being a doctor helped her in imaginative human arts as it was easier for her to understand the anatomy and to bring the best out of imagination.


    We had asked her her favourite amongst her work. She showed us an oil painting of a pregnant woman looking at the mirror imagining holding her baby. She was heavily appreciated for that. Then a couple of portraits that was customised for their wedding present. The couple was Meet Dr Swathi Chandra, a brilliant self-taught artist from Madurai. She did her UG at Madurai Medical College. Though medicine is her profession, art has always been her passion. Her love for art had blossomed throughout her younger days. She works mainly on graphite pencil sketches, oil painting and digital painting. She also does portraiture, landscapes and has been recently trying her hand at imaginative artwork as well. Currently, the multi-talented creator is doing customised artwork.


Check out her undoubtedly impressive Instagram handle to get blown away by her skills. https://instagram.com/swathi__arts?igshid=1qnykmsnjr9bq


   Swathi had been an ardent artist since childhood. She used to gift pencil sketches to her friends back then. Her parents and teachers were her sources of encouragement. It poses no huge surprise that her parents are also great artists. So obviously they became her first inspiration. During her 7th std, she won the Hindu young world painting competition. She then continued to win various inter-school art competitions. Unfortunately, her profession kept her away from participating later. Even though her profession keeps her busy, art feeds her soul like no other. It fills the vacuum in her heart. Despite her own doubts fuelled by others, if she could balance both, she prevailed. She started her Instagram page earlier this year. She adds proudly that being a doctor helped her in imaginative human arts as it was easier for her to understand the anatomy and to bring the best out of imagination.


    We had asked her her favourite amongst her work. She showed us an oil painting of a pregnant woman looking at the mirror imagining holding her baby. She was heavily appreciated for that. Then a couple of portraits that was customised for their wedding present. The couple was ecstatic with the work and got to know that the work was loved by many.


    Dr Swathi confesses that she finds portrait art challenge. ‘The more we observe, the more details we can add on. More the minute details, more realistic the work becomes. Choosing the right shade is of prime importance in any portraiture. I'm trying to work on realistic portrait work on graphite pencil and oil painting as well.’ She starts out by outlining her imagination and then adds the details layer by layer until she reaches the desired output.



   Finally, we enquired her on her intrinsic trade secrets. To which she smugly replied that self-help is the best to help. (Honestly, she did nothing of that sort. I added this for flavour. Wink wink. On a serious note, she prescribes (see what I did there! Wink wink agn) we all learn by ourselves with aid of youtube and other online platforms available. She keeps encouraging herself with the quote "Rome wasn't built in a day." So yes, keep practising until you nail it. portraits ecstatic with the work and got to know that the work was loved by many.


    Dr Swathi confesses that she finds the portrait art challenge. ‘The more we observe, the more details we can add on. More the minute details, more realistic the work becomes. Choosing the right shade is of prime importance in any portraiture. I'm trying to work on realistic portrait work on graphite pencil and oil painting as well.’ She starts out by outlining her imagination and then adds the details layer by layer until she reaches the desired output.


   Finally, we enquired her on her intrinsic trade secrets. To which she smugly replied that self-help is best to help. (Honestly, she did nothing of that sort. I added this for flavour. Wink wink. On a serious note, she prescribes (see what I did there! Wink wink agn) we all learn by ourselves with aid of youtube and other online platforms available. She keeps encouraging herself with the quote "Rome wasn't built in a day." So yes, keep practising until you nail it.


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