Dreams and Aspirations are driven by Passion, Inspiration and Ambition…fuelled by dedication, motivation and Perseverance
When her husband had to shift abroad, she chose to quit her career as an ayurvedic doctor and join him in his pursuits. Quitting what she had studied and practised all the years was not easy but then she knew she had much more within herself. She was an artist and she wanted to bring that alive by pursuing it as a hobby. This is how Nirupama Chirmade , an artist , known for her one stroke paintings, started chasing her dream of becoming an entrepreneur in the world of Art. Today she has more than 300 paintings to her credit and has won accolades and recognition for her work from various organisations and institutes like Swakruta and NID (National Institute for Designing).
It all started from her childhood. She was always the topper in inter school art competitions. She pursued this hobby till life got her busy with other priorities like marriage, work and kids. When she was in California with her husband for close to seven years, she decided to fine tune her talent. She started attending evening workshops on pencil shading, water colouring and many more techniques. She idolised Donna Dewberry for her work on one stroke painting- a technique which uses single brush with multiple colours to make strokes. She knew this was a unique technique and decided to master the skill. Her work was always appreciated by her teachers.
To begin with she started applying her skills on greeting cards, personalized paintings and posters and gifted them to her friends. Slowly with a word of mouth, her work started getting recognized. That’s when she came back to India and started her face book page “Niru’s World of Art”. Her creative mind and thirst to learn more did not stop her. She started doing one strokes on wooden boxes, bamboo, canvas, paper, purses, leather, terracotta and so on and so forth.
Her work was already being talked about in her family and friends back in India. With an encouragement from her children and support from her husband, she started taking personalised orders from friends and small companies. Her most accomplished moment in her career so far was when her friend decided to decorate her entire new bungalow with her paintings. There was no looking back after this. Attending a few exhibitions and events got her the first major breakthrough wherein she received an order of 75 paintings from NIIT Nagpur.
“It is very important to connect with your client face to face when doing a business. I believe in meeting people personally to sell my work since it gives me an opportunity to understand my work” says Nirupama, who makes maximum sales offline than online.
“One needs to be patient, hardworking and should have the ability to face the ups and downs of the business with equal energy. There should always be an outlook for improvement and creativity”– Nirupama.
She is an extremely contented and passionate person when it comes to her work and business. Her consistent dedication to her work speaks in her results. Her husband is her key support in this venture and has personally involved himself by helping her with making the required surfaces for painting.
Nirupama’s artwork has found its way through the aisles of Jaimahal Serenity in Bangalore and many other small retail corners. Her “auspicious owls” made with pebbles and wood are her customers’ favourite. She was recently awarded the best product prize by Forum Mall, Bangalore in an event organised by Swakruta at Christ College, Bangalore in collaboration with Times group and WEBB(Women Entrepreneur Beyond Boundary).
She aspires to expand her business through various marketing channels globally and wants her work to reach every corner of the world.
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out”
To see her work of art visit: https://www.facebook.com/NirusWorldOfArt/