A Conversation With : Artist & Painter Suvigya Sharma talks about his journey in the art world
Updated on: 28 Jun 2016
Suvigya Sharma's passion for miniature art becomes apparent the minute you start talking to him. He hails from a family of artists and imbibed artistic traits from his father RK Sharma. In fact, he is a third generation artist. And while he sticks to traditional art forms, he knows and realises the importance of creating awareness and nurturing this art form. His clientele includes the Birlas, the Ambanis, the Burmans, the Singhanias, the Bajaj family, LN Mittal's family in London and the Piramals among others. Bollywood, too, has taken note of his work. He has created artworks for Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut and Rani Mukerji. Born and brought up in Jaipur, he now shuttles between Mumbai and the Pink City. He recently spoke to us about his journey so far and his dreams for the future.
I am from Jaipur, that's where I have my workshop. I started out pretty early. At the age of seven, I used to make portraits. Since my dad is an artist, I used to observe him a lot. Also, it just came naturally to me. I didn't undergo any formal training. Of course, I used to practise a lot. I remember I used to make very sharp portraits with pencil and charcoal. Later when I went to school they used to encourage me and used to send me to various competitions. I am a third- generation artist. Both my father and grandfather are artists. It's a legacy of almost 80 years. Even now, I spend five-six hours a day in my workshop everyday. That time is very important to me. It's like meditation.