'Earth and Water #5' Original artwork by Ruchi Rai.
122 x 152cm
Acrylic on Stretched Linen
Float framed in Tasmanian Oak
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Originally from India, Ruchi’s journey with colours and design started in New Delhi, where she completed a 3-year Diploma in Textile Design.
While in India, after finishing her course, she gained some experience of free hand painting on silk and chiffon sarees which was like creating an art on a
large canvas. Ruchi travelled around the world with her husband and explored different landscapes and cultures like Greece, Italy and Japan to name a few. In 1994 she moved to Australia with her husband to start a settled life and family. The amazing Australian landscapes and ocean and the rich and colourful
textiles of India have been the main source of inspiration for her artworks in terms of colour and the softness and transparency of chiffon.
Ruchi mainly works with acrylics, washes and sometimes ink. She believes art is a way to express feelings and emotions that we feel towards people, nature and this beautiful earth that we live on. Ruchi has been exploring with acrylics as she believes they are very versatile and easy to work with in terms of creating textures, depth and blending techniques. Ruchi believes in spontaneity and free flow of strokes. Each piece is started with some visual understanding of its flow and direction and as it progresses it takes its own path and slowly develops
its own character, story and depth.
Ruchi has been painting full time for the last three years and her paintings have been well received by Private collectors in Australia and overseas.