A Bird of Padise in Paradise (2015)
This painting has many layers of Acrylic paint and many varieties of interesting textures.
The Bird of Paradise is an intriguing tropical flower. Its shape and colors are very interesting. It resembles a brightly colored bird in flight and so it is named Bird of Paradise. I tried to capture its image in this Acrylic painting. The leaves around the flower were made as elegant as the flower itself. Note that all the leaves are gently pointing towards the middle; thus drawing the viewer's focus towards the main subject. Also, the negative space intentionally left on the top right area of the flower is to give the flower its own space. And interestingly, a straight bamboo in the background balances the rest of the composition. The emerald green was used purposely to enhance the beauty of the Bird of Paradise. These various elements blend into a unitary whole that appears to flow seamlessly.
The Bird of Paradise, also known as the Crane flower, is one of the most beautiful exotic flowers. Although a native of South Africa and featured on the South African 50 cent coin, it is nowadays cultivated in many parts of the world. This graceful and elegant flower epitomizes love, luxury, strength, and beauty. Its unusually beautiful shape and brilliant colors have made this flower a designer's favorite. The Bird of Paradise is the official flower of Los Angeles, USA.
Reproductions in various sizes are available on canvas, paper, wood, metal, and Acrylic starting at 25 Euros. Contact the artist.
The winner of 2nd place. Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO) competition 'Color' November 2015.
Hemu Aggarwal's work captivates the viewer with its visual beauty, harmony, vibrant colors, intense depth, and fluidity of motion. Her work intrigues, tell stories, and create mood, all at once.
Hemu earned her Master's Degree (MFA) in graphic design from City College of New York, NY. She has extensive experience in designing record album covers for artists such as Tom Jones, Mantovani, Engelbert Humperdinck, Frijid Pink, Marmalade, Brotherhood of Men, one of the last albums of the Beatles, singles for John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and some more. She worked on many packaging designs such as Buddy L Toys, G. I. Joe, Weebles, Welch's Jam, Kleenex, etc.
She established her creative design firm in New York State, AQ Graphics, Inc., and ran it successfully for over 25 years. She designed many Hip-Hop albums, including Grandmaster Flash and Furious Five's "Message" album, The Sugar Hill Gang, Positive Force, Treacherous Three, Crash Crew, Sequence, Quincy Jones, Joey Travolta. She also designed a series of collectors' records of the 50s and 60s, including a few famous artists such as Dionne Warwick, Ritchie Valance, Dion, Del Shannon, and the Everly Brothers.
Artist's statement: "I have a thousand ideas in my head, and I am continually experimenting with different subjects, styles, and techniques. My passion is creating various textures and then painting with Acrylic colors over the rough surfaces or experimenting with various tools and filters in digital techniques. My style includes contemporary realism and abstract expressionism."
2019 - The winner of 4th place. Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO) competition 'Planet Earth' November 2019.
2019 - Earned a Special Merit Award for the digital art "Microenterprise" by LightSpaceTime, online international competition.
2019 - Special Recognition Award for the digital art "Radiant" by LightSpaceTime, online international competition.
2018 - Juried exhibition at Occidental Center or the Arts, Occidental, Ca
The artwork was selected and used for the promotion of the show.
2017 – Juried exhibition at Occidental Center or the Arts, Occidental, Ca
The jury accepted two paintings; both were sold.
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