Born in Rajasthan and brought up in Tamil Nadu, Pramila Giria’s art was heavily influenced by the best of both cultures. The vibrancy of her art is a complete celebration of life. Ranging from flora, fauna, spirituality, still life, landscapes and portraits, her work reflects the aspects of her personality – peace, calm and serenity. Working with oils and acrylic medium she captures the heart of the theme through texture, richness of colour and illusion of light.
As blessed as one could be, her supporting family cheered and encouraged her passion and talent. Her sibling Pradeep, who recognised his sister’s special gift, encouraged her to enrol in a fine arts college and eventually arm herself with a degree in Fine arts from Stella Maris, Chennai.
Her journey as an artist was most rewarding when the accolades came calling. She won the second prize for participating in “A Photo Journey of Women Empowerment” and painting exhibition on “Female Foeticide Eradication Movement and Rural Development”.
In addition, she contributed to the society by donating her art to various organisations selflessly. Her husband Kamal on the other hand, made it a mission to bring her work to limelight and showcase her talent to the world.
There are certain images that persistently demand release from the confines of the mind. Here a veil signifies yet another woman who has lost her individuality whilst carrying out the responsibilities for others around her.
Medium : Oil on canvas
Size : 24 X 30″
Year : 2008
A girl child’s vision is often blinded by the veil of tradition. But there are still some who look through that veil and achieve their dreams. The artist paints her gold, hoping every girl child will one day be wealthy with wisdom.
Medium: Mixed Media
Size: 20 × 30″