In these rough times, art has brought solace to the artists as well as other art enthusiasts. It has become a medium for them to express their innermost feelings and has offered them a chance to add happiness and joy into their paintings with each brush stroke and colour. The
following paintings seem to bring happiness and serenity to the viewers.
- Nature, Ajay Jayaprakash: Every sense of nature converges into a single energetic joy. It is as if there is a feeling passing between each living thing, a bond that is tangible and blended, a melody beyond the range of ears but available for the heart. And so, as each leaf moves in the wind, a part of us also swerves. It is the togetherness in what is separate, the glue in the universe.
Ajay Jayaprakash had a normal life with small ups and downs but was living happily until he met with a tragedy that changed his life, views and values forever. It was a bike accident which made him lose his leg.
While we can’t go out, we can enjoy the bliss of nature through this amazing painting.
- Shedding Leaves, Julan Mehta: The cycle of life stops for no one. Every year, Autumn may take all the leaves away from the tree, Spring comes and brings new life to those trees. No matter how harsh Autumn is, the tree knows and understands the warmth Spring brings with time. Julan is autistic and is 43 years old. A natural talent in paintings keeps Julan highly motivated and happy all the time. The canvas and brush is the medium to express his thoughts to the world.
Just like seasons change, this time will also pass. We can get through this pandemic and come out stronger than ever. This artwork will generate hope and a feeling of peace in our hearts.
- Conifers, Manas Arvind: Our progress in life may not be as fast as the growth of the majestic coniferous trees in this artwork, but patience and persistence help us move ahead with the hope of reaching the top of the mountain one day.
Manas is not just an amazing artist but also likes to play tennis and loves to participate in quizzes. He had to cope with the challenges that a person with down’s syndrome has to undergo and overcame fine motor challenges as well.
The magnificence of these trees in their environment is peaceful to look at. The intricate brush strokes and sobre colours make this an interesting piece.
- Rose, Nalini Sagar: Yellow roses are a symbol of friendship and caring. In fact, yellow roses are one of the only roses that have no romantic meaning behind them. Sending yellow roses to a friend is a lighthearted and kind way to show them you were thinking of them.
Nalini resides in Bangalore. She is a B.Sc. Graduate from Bangalore University, from where she completed a diploma course in Web Design and Graphic Design.
We can’t meet our friends in these tough times as we are locked up in our homes. So, this yellow rose will serve as a reminder to check up on your friends and loved ones.
- Shiva, Niyaz Hussain: The destruction opens the path for a new creation of the universe, a new opportunity for the beauty and drama of universal illusion to unfold. Shiva is the God of destruction, and everything in the end is converted into ashes. Therefore, it represents that everything, in the end, can be reduced to ashes. It also signifies that the Lord goes beyond the circle of life and death.
Niyaz was just 2 years old when he was affected with Polio. Being physically challenged, coming from a lower income family and being the eldest in the family, there always was a mental pressure on him to earn and help the family.
Prayers and religion have kept a lot of people sane in these times. This life-like painting of Lord Shiva can evoke the feelings of devotion and solace.
So, what are you waiting for? These paintings are just a glimpse into the amazing artworks listed on the platform. You can browse through the 16 diverse categories and over 360 paintings made exclusively by artists with disabilities. Head over to https://atypicaladvantage.in/arts to select the next painting that will grace the walls of your house or your office.