“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life” – Picasso
Canadian Silk Artist, Kety Bagwalla, offers for sale original silk paintings,
silk scarves, greeting cards on silk, silk cushion covers, silk wearables and
some more, each piece individually hand painted, making them one-of-a-kind.
During my 7 years stint working in the Middle East as an Executive Assistant, I
came across the Dubai International College of Arts. I am passionate about any
form of art and eagerly went through the various courses offered. I was
intrigued by a course in Silk Painting. A pleasant surprise followed when I saw
the name of the instructor, who I happened to know. She was gracious enough to
invite me to her home and guided me through the basics of silk painting for a
few days. Deeply inspired by my instructor’s exquisite paintings on silk, there
was no turning back for me – I was totally and completely hooked on this form of
art and enrolled in the Silk Painting course.
As the colors move and flow gently across a blank piece of silk, they take form
to create brilliance on silk and it is magic to watch your painting come alive:
truly a poetry in motion.
Initially, holding a full time job, this was only a hobby and a form of
relaxation. Even when I immigrated to Canada in 1997, I was still passionate
about this art form and though it continued to be my hobby, my initial thoughts
were….”will I have everything related to silk painting available in Toronto”.
Since then I got an opportunity to display my work at galleries and took part in
various juried shows and I became very serious about my work, even winning my
first ever Award at a juried show, when one of my paintings was nominated to
receive a First Place Award in the Mixed Media/Alternate media.
My creations embody my spirit and the rich cultures I have absorbed from my
travels around the world. I have worked with this exquisite art form ever since,
become a member of Silk Painters International (S.P.I.N.), taken several
workshops in New Mexico, Southampton and Port Angeles and conducted several
I love to experiment with different mediums and have also created a few pen and
ink paintings along with the traditional silk forms. All my artwork can be
viewed on my website www.vividsilks.com
For those who have graciously visited my site, I’d like to leave you with one
”Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not as easy
as looking at it”. – Vincent Van Gogh
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