An exhibition of the works of Oman-based Indian artist Aparna Shere will be held at 'Mani's Café' in Jawharat Al Shatti in Shatti Al Qurum from December 1 to December 4.
Aparna is an artist "by the nature and for the nature". Her creations chiefly represent nature.
Moreover, she has not learnt painting from any particular teacher at any particular time and began painting on her own and perfected the art. Since she aims to promote the idea of reverting back to nature, she can truly be called an artist dedicated to nature.
Born and educated in Pune, which is an important city for education in Maharashtra, her journey started when she was in school. She is a self-taught person and has got no formal training in fine arts.
She has always believed that her paintings will represent positive values of nature which will be pleasing and soothing for a viewer. The word painting means a lot to her and she has been recognised by various publications in India and abroad. She is a proficient artist, specialising in historical themes and natural scenery using acrylic paints.
This is Aparna's first exhibition in Muscat. Her exhibition's theme is on cafe paintings. Her paintings of famous personalities are displayed on coffee mugs and Omani monuments have been painted on ceramic plates.
Aparna started her career in India where she began conducting some group shows.
After getting married, she moved abroad and visited places like, Germany, UAE and Qatar where she conducted many solo exhibitions, group shows to represent country, and workshops at international universities.
She opened an art institute in Qatar called 'Brush & Canvas' that successfully delivered many shows for schools. Her 3 metre X 3 metre painting created in Doha has been one of her masterpieces.
Some of her paintings have been collected privately by individual art lovers and some corporate establishments in Qatar. She has started ingraining the habit of painting by conducting weekly workshops privately for students of all age groups.
uwi area in Muscat city, sometime before the sunset.
Times Of Oman