Art by Manjiri is a gallery representing artist Manjiri Kanvinde, a passionate artist known for her vibrant and colorful paintings. Her love for nature is evident in her work. She has received various accolades and has exhibited her paintings in many countries. United Nations had selected her painting ‘Manthan’ for display at Expo Milan, Italy. Painting ‘Rainy Day’, was selected by American Musician Frank Bango as front cover for his Music Album released in New York. Recently Google selected her paintings to be published in a book globally in 149 countries and which can be downloaded on *Google Play books, *Google Books and *Google Android Play Store https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=HdL-DwAAQBAJ
Manjiri’s art has sold worldwide with great Testimonials from her collectors. Some of them include Hollywood personalities. Her work has appeared in newspapers and Magazines like Bangalore Times, Sakal Marathi edition, Preet Lahri, Indian Talent Magazine, Rutugandh and Dhwani magazine by Indian Women’s Association Singapore.
After graduation she studied Material Management at IIMM Bangalore and worked in various multinational companies before finding her true calling in art. She has successfully completed a certified course in Folk Art Painting from Singapore and also has an Advanced Diploma in Interior Design from Sanskruti, Mumbai.
Manjiri has been fortunate to live in countries including UK, USA, Singapore and India. All the places she lived and visited have influenced her art. Her creativity spans a variety of artistic styles and categories like Abstracts, Still-life, Landscapes, Cityscapes and Figurative. Her chosen medium is acrylic paint and watercolors. Portion of the sales from the Paintings continues to be donated to various charities.
Manjiri has been an active member of Rotary Club and is a member of Inner wheel Club, an International organization, which works for various social causes.
Art to me is a result of my journey into self- discovery. I am most happy when I am painting. Right from conception of the idea to the actual completion of the painting, is almost like a process of meditation for me. It keeps me engrossed and I cannot feel relaxed till I am happy with the finished product. Nature fascinates me and color excites my senses. My work tries to capture the richness of life in painted textures on canvas. Acrylic paint and watercolor are my chosen mediums. My paintings are often developed using layer upon layer of paint to achieve the desired effect. I strive to capture the beauty of nature be it a sunset, clouds, flowers, figures or cities. My inspiration is often from my surrounding and the various forms and colors found in nature.
I love to experiment with different techniques and also paint on Yupo paper and wood. Yupo is a state-of -the-art synthetic material offering all the attributes of the highest quality papers with the added benefits of extraordinary durability. Since there are no trees required in the processing of Yupo, the use of this innovative material further supports my interest in preservation and conservation of nature.
I hope my paintings bring as much joy to the viewers as it gives me, while creating them.