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Anu Marwah


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ANU MARWAH IS A BOMBAY BASED ARTIST WHO STUDIED AT THE PRESTIGIOUS SIR J. J SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS IN BOMBAY. SHE STARTED HER CAREER 20 YRS AGO.

AS A BEGINNING SHE MADE PAINTINGS FOR HER HOME. SEEING HER WORK, SOON SHE WAS INUNDATED BY REQUESTS FROM FRIENDS. AS HER ART GOT EXPOSURE, THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY RENOWNED INTERIOR DESIGNERS OF INDIA LIKE VARSHA DESAI, SHAKTI PARMAR, NITU KOHLI, RENU & SIRAJ HASAN, AND ZARINE KHAN COMMISSIONING HER TO PAINT FOR THEIR CLIENTS.

ON ONE OF HER TRIPS TO EUROPE THE BEAUTY OF STAINED CLASS IN CHAPELS STRUCK HER. ON HER RETURN SHE ESTABLISHED A STUDIO WORKSHOP FOR STAINED GLASS. SHE WAS THE FIRST TO DO SO IN BOMBAY, BEFORE MOVING TO THE U.A.E.

THEN A VISIT TO RAJASTHAN WAS THE START OF HER LOVE AFFAIR WITH RAJASTHAN ART. SHE WAS CAPTIVATED BY THE VIBRANCY OF COLOURS. THIS CHANGED HER LIFE AND FOR SOME TIME TO COME SHE CONCENTRATED ON RAJASTHANI FOLK ART.

AFTER MOVING TO THE U.A.E SHE SPECIALISED IN PORTRAITS IN OIL. SHE LIKED TO PAINT FACES OF WOMEN & MEN; THEIR EXPRESSIONS SPEAK VOLUMES, THUS BUILDING A RAPPORT WITH THE VIEWER. SHE HAS A PENCHANT FOR RUSTIC RAJASTHANI THEMES, AS THE CLOURS SEEM TO BLAZE AGAINST THE BACKGROUNDS OF SOMBER DESERT HUES. IN HER PAINTINGS, THE DARK EYES, GLITTERING JEWELERY, AND COLOURFUL ATTIRE ON BROWN SKIN CREATED A SPECTRUM OF VIBRANT COLOURS.

IN THE U.A.E SHE HELD SEVERAL EXHIBITIONS, THE MOST NOTABLE ONE BEING AT THE EMIRATES FINE ARTS SOCIETY SPONSORED BY THE CULTURAL & INFORMATION DEPARTMENT OF SHARJAH. SHE WAS ALSO INVITED TO EXHIBIT HER WORK IN AN EXHIBITION AT THE BUR JUMAN CENTER, WHICH WAS SPONSORED BY THE DUBAI GOVERNMENT DURING THE DUBAI SHOPPING FESTIVAL.

HER WORKS TAKE PRIDE OF PLACE IN HOMES OF FAMOUS PEOPLE LIKE SHATRUGHAN SINHA, SUNIL GAVASKAR, DEEPAK PAREKH, RAJESH KHANNA, SHAMMI KAPOOR, KARAN JOHAR, RAJ KAPOOR TO NAME A FEW.

HER WORKS HAVE ALSO FOUND THEIR WAY TO HOMES IN FARAWAY PLACES LIKE NEW ZEALAND, UK, USA, KENYA, HONG KONG, THAILAND AND SINGAPORE.