Artist Spotlight: Viddhi kantesaria
We had the chance to interview one of our Ambassadors, Viddhi Kantesaria. Viddhi is the artist behind the brand, Limitless ART where she hosts workshops, blogs, an online shop and more. Viddhi is also an educator and instructor on SkillShare and she loves to share her passion of watercolour to the world. Read more about Vidhhi and take some time to browse her website and Instagram for some inspiration.
When did you start painting and what inspired you start? I have always been interested in art and craft from my childhood. I began painting when I was doing my first year of architecture where I had to render sheets for assignments and presentations. That brought in interest and inspired me to paint more. Watercolour has always been challenging and that’s why I was very keen on mastering this medium.
What’s the best piece of art advice you’ve been given? I haven’t been given any advice but this is what I have personally observed from famous artists. Practice makes perfection. Never underestimate the number of mistakes or the hours spent on learning before one creates a masterpiece. Remember every artist was an amateur and only grows by practicing art with passion and dedication.
What are your favorite Princeton brushes? I have been using Heritage series for more than a year now and I absolutely love them. Recently I got the chance to try the Neptune series which I instantly fell in love with. They are so smooth and extra soft to work it. It’s a must-have for watercolours.
What’s your favorite piece of art that you’ve created? Why? Honestly, it’s so hard to choose the most favourite work of mine because I love everything I create. But my most favourite things to paint are door landscapes with bougainvillea in them. I think I can forever keep painting them.
What’s one art tip that you can share with our audience? Good or bad, right or wrong, perfect or imperfect doesn’t exist in art. Art is what you feel and it is what you make others see. If someone calls your favourite abstract art – crap, don’t ever listen to such judgments and put your self down. Stick to your style even if no one appreciates it because you are unique. Be confident about what you create as beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.
What do you look for when you’re looking for something to draw? I usually don’t look up for something to paint every day. I simply take a fresh page and some colours and paint away what I feel. Sometimes I do look for reference images for landscapes. I may take a few elements from different references and try to recreate something of my own. But when I am going through a creative block I look up to paint something from Pinterest.
What artists influence your work most? It’s very hard and unfair to name just a few of them because there are so many artists in different fields that influence me. Some for their work ethics,some for their passion, some for their hard work and some for the number of international trips they go in a month (haha kidding) But yes, the artist community on Instagram inspired me to grown in different aspects of my life and career.
What is your creative process like? I don’t have a very specific creative process but colours are very important to me in any painting I do. So I pick a colour palette/colour combination to portray the feel/mood of the painting. I have always been well appreciated for the colours I choose and it makes me happy how the world resonates and identifies me with my colours.
”Radiate happiness with my art and make art possible to everyone by teaching ”
Instagram link – @limitlessart_viddhi Website – https://www.limitlessart.viddhi.in/ Blog – how I got started with my career – https://www.limitlessart.viddhi.in/uncategorized/2018-game-changing-year/