Artists who have overcome grave odds in their lives and have learnt to express their innermost selves on canvas through Art will showcase their efforts in Different Strokes, art show on display for a fortnight at Beanstalk in Galaxy Hotel on April 1. The six participating artists are - Neelesh Ganesh, Neha Verma, Parveenjit Kainth, Sheela Sharma, Varsha Mane Kharatmal, Vivek Kumar.
Neelesh is autistic with high functioning disorder known as Asperger Syndrome. He is currently pursuing drawing and painting through private institutions at present and has finished diploma in fine arts from National Institute of Fine arts. Neha cannot hear or speak, but her work says it all. Her works portrays different prospective of a women life. She has done BVA from Lucknow University and currently pursuing MVA in fine arts portrait from Lucknow University. Parveenjit is suffering from polio, but this hasn’t stopped him from moving his life. He has always been interested in ar. Taken art as a profession Parveenjit is lecturer of fine arts at College for Girls, Ludhiana. His works are bright and colorful depicting the bright side of life.
Sheela Sharma who was born in Gorakhpur (U.P.) met with a train accident at the tender age of only four years and lost both of her arms in the mishap. Sheela proved to be an excellent student and developed the faculty of holding articles with her mouth and feet which, in normal circumstances, would have found their place between her thumb and finger. She use to make geometrical diagrams, biological drawings of frogs, birds etc besides preparing her own practical file. Varsha, 33, is a trained artist, and has held art shows across India.
She's also hearing impaired. Varsha’s happy, beaming smile bespeaks her bubbling enthusiasm and exuberance for life. But that isn't all that makes Varsha special. A painter of extraordinary sensitivity and skill, Varsha was born deaf. Her art speaks for her, expressing all that she cannot say in words. Vivek has done MFA in Sculpture from Banaras Hindu University. He cannot speak and hear. He has received many awards in the field of Art. He has also been awarded by National Scholarship from Government of India, Ministry Of Cultural.