Cochin Herald|May - June 2020
Vibrant colours breathing life into the canvas, Vini Venugopal needs nothing more than the colours, her fingers and her vivid imagination. Art connoisseurs rave about her work and even the eye of the common man can’t seem to look away.
Her work ranges from the realism of wildlife and landscapes to the outright fantastical. Her personal favourite is ‘Gehan’s Spa’, a painted snapshot of a memory of her son with his feet in the pond enjoying fish tickling his toes in their native place in Palakkad.
Vini has been an ardent lover of the arts and has been painting since the blossoming age of three. She definitely had an eye for colour and design as can be understood from her graduation in fashion design. However, it was back in 2012, this passion was revived. Vini’s then-toddler Gehan showed an interest to play with her acrylic paints, she made him ‘special paints’ with flour and food colouring and he began painting with his fingers. In an effort to aid him, she painted along, using her fingers and something struck. She finished her first painting and on receiving positive feedback from her friends and family, Vini began working on her second finger painting- the rest, as they say, is history…
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