Learning Story – Pooja
I didn’t want to be an artist.
I was working as a recruiter in a consultancy firm – just going about my my regular job when my son arrived in this world in 2010.
By the time he turned four years old, I wanted to learn something new to break the monotony of career and home life and I decided to take up painting. That’s when my art journey began and now it’s become an important part of my life.
I had always been involved in art but only as a hobby. Previously most of my artistic interests were towards abstract, folk and contemporary art. But I’ve come to realise that every form of art has its own tale to tell and from which you can gain knowledge. With this realisation, I tried to learn as much art as I could. In bits and pieces I picked up watercolour painting, sketching, zentangles and other different mediums and styles of art.
I believe that art doesn’t need the artist to be of a particular age or skill level. One can start learning it at any time. I also found some interesting art therapy courses which enriched my experience of art.
I’ve exhibited my art work at exhibitions; it’s been featured in newspapers and magazines; I’ve also taken a few workshops; now, as a therapeutic art life coach I’ve started taking some individual sessions as well.
You can find out more about Pooja’s artwork on her Instagram page.