Manjula Soundararajan
Artist/
Painter

Manjula Soundararajan

Painter

Bio

I am a self-taught artist born and raised in India. While growing up I have always been passionate about colors from the festivals, art and cultural experiences which I was exposed to since my childhood. These early experiences which formed a strong basis of my lifestyle eventually became my inspiration to express myself as a person and an artist.

Although I was pursuing my engineering studies and a career in Business Administration, I had a penchant towards art which was a foundation to express myself truly as a person. So, I continued learning and developing my skill set by taking art classes parallelly to keep following my passion. After marriage, I now live in the US, with my family. My Facebook page called Eesharts has been named after my daughter Eesha. A very independent lifestyle in the US has enabled me to explore more art styles to keep learning the ocean of art. Based on this, I continued to try out more styles starting on small boards by repeated trials with which I gained confidence and moved to bigger art boards. I have always wanted to combine my rich experiences of traditional art along with the contemporary. This always excites me to bring out what I feel into art with colors. Although I am aware it is a myth, I would like to call myself right brain sided which might trend more towards imagination, creativity and Emotions. I have spent a lot of time researching and learning about various techniques of artwork such as textured art, pouring art, brush strokes, and many others for more than 10 years. I have then used these techniques to combine the east with the west to showcase that we are all one and the same wherever we are in the world and art, just like music is a universal language that unites all of us back to the source where we all come from.
Humans are full of emotions. Although there is a notion of containing our emotions and being stoic to be successful, I always believed that we need to express our strong emotions to be human. I have found art to be the perfect medium to express myself as a form of liberation and I think it all starts from the heart. Once my heart conceives an art, my brain perceives it, my hand portrays it and then we all get connected with it. This connection with the audience always compels me to move forward and this forms an inspiration for my next artwork.

Artworks