In January, Rashmi's paintings will also be displayed at the painting exhibition at the Cymroza Art Gallery at Breach Candy from 15th January to 19th January 2013. Paintings of eminent artistes from India and abroad will be displayed in that exhibition.
Rashmi has been perusing the art
of painting since her early childhood. She's received over 60 prizes and medals
in top state and national competitions. She has over 30 art exhibitions and
shows in India and abroad to her credit. After four successful art shows in Canada
she has just finished an art exhibition in Canada in which her painting was
selected for the poster of the prestigious group art show of 11 artists from 9
countries. She has collections in Switzerland, Canada and India. Her paintings
were exhibited in the India art Festival 2012.
Rashmi has studied Ancient Indian Culture (Philosophy) from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai for five years- B.A. with Honours and has done a Diploma in Original Philosophy of Buddhism from K.J. Somaiya Institute of Religious Studies, Vidyavihar, Mumbai 2007. She is also a professional theatre actor and has acted in commercial and experimental plays for six years.
She writes English poems and has over 150 English poems to her credit. She has coordinated painting with poetry since many years. She has sold many paintings.
Philosophy and spirituality are concepts widely seen in her works. She has been acknowledged with over 15 Best Actress prizes in state and national competitions.
You may visit her website at http://rashmipitreartistnpoetess.ning.com. India-forums.com wishes this versatile lady all the best in her career- be it acting, writing poetry or painting.
A peek into the world of Rashmi's poetry:
A beautiful painting
That all I had in my heart
Was all soft spoken by the art
It hurt me a bit as I looked at it
But it unfolded a picture I had truly never believed!
But I felt the warmth of her feelings
When my conscience hugged me a little
The blue face dipped in the universe of grief,
I thought would never come out of belief!
Abruptly it revealed to me,
Everything was fair when you thought it correct!
And the fire below,
Reached the sky…
That filled it with pure plums of hope!
Could you tell me…
"What the lady in the mirror had in real?"
A pessimist figure, An Optimist mind!
Cemented concretes surround the living souls in congestion.
Admiring my demand to move my arms free
Like a river finding her way between the coinciding branches of the green foliage,
I decided to take a quiet walk along the narrow lane in my area..,
spread like the soft fibers of the strong holds in the bosom of the earth..
And to my surprise,
With each ray falling on my fresh skin
I began to bathe in the aura like a rainbow in rains of the clouds in the month of sravan
Peeping silently like the white milky stars in the dark of the night…
I witnessed that festive rhythmic dance of those ochre-brown sticks
Somewhere standing straight and somewhere bent and confidently turned
Dressed in rich gown with shades of pleasant green with decorative ribbons of red, olive maroon, Persian, chrome and beige and colors out of explanation.
Conversing to themselves the growth of their happiness,
Making those graceful moves of patience, tolerance, giving and joyousness
They began filling my meditation with pastel shades of peace inexperienced.
Walking along those patches wet with the warm welcome of the dews
I entered in the world of fulfillment, pleasure and happiness undefined.
The love, the kindness, the purity in me unfolded its petals inspired by the blossom of those lovely flowers.
It hugged the perfume of their incense.
Thus thanking the Providence for this bliss…
My eye wandered for a moment and got stable on my left finger…
The ring said its time and look at the car man waiting for you in white..
Realizing the truth of my birth…
entered and sat on my seat waving only a 'Good Bye' to those 'Living Legends'.