Nilima Agarwal – Surreal Painter – Art
Art and Healing by Nilima Agarwal
We had a very interesting conversation with Nilima, about her work, check out more about her venture…
Nilimaarthouse is a one stop solution for art lovers across the globe. She is a visual artist and owns a collection of her original and affordable Paintings and Epoxy Resin Trays, Table Tops and coasters.
As she is also a psychological counsellor who is passionate about art. All her work is about releasing emotions, and as one of the base step toward self-healing.
- Where do you create your art?
I create all my artwork at my home studio which is where I spend most of my time. I aim to provide unique and mesmerizing wall art for the walls of your home & office.
I would be happy to customize an art piece for you, so feel free to get in touch with your ideas and I will be happy to cater to your needs.
My paintings come with a certificate of authenticity. I use Oil, Acrylics, Water color and Resin as medium on wood and canvas.
- What keeps you motivated while making an art?
Through my art, I share myself. The golden thread that ties my artworks together is the expression of who I am, my inner self, happiness, freedom, spirituality and limitlessness.
Crowned MOON - resin art
Crowned MOON - resin art
Why Nilima Art House?
My paintings touch people emotionally and spiritually. Being an artist, I am living the most authentic version of myself.
I have been inclined toward creative expression since my childhood.
My creative Journey began when I won my first art prize at the age of five. I was elated, but never imagined to try my hands on Arts professionally. Being a bright student, I was encouraged to take up science rather than arts for higher studies.
Hence, the longing to freedom and limitlessness remained undying.
It was my big day in higher secondary when our school Principal organised an exhibition of our fine art batch Paintings. I was in awe of the Art world and its magnificence.
My creative Journey accelerated again when I joined TRIVENI KALA SANGAM, a premier art place, near My Graduation College. There, I got the opportunity to receive art training from the experts. I was fortunate to meet various artists and witness many outstanding exhibitions. I would always look up to them and yearned to be one of them.
Even after my graduation, through many life transitions, I continued to find joy and peace in my arts practice, whether via doodling on old papers or intentionally creating a painting. I was encouraged by unexpected positive responses to impromptu pieces created for family, friends, or simply for my own enjoyment. In 2017 my passion became my profession, & NILIMA ART HOUSE was established.
Nilima's process and techniques
And that’s how, I dedicated myself to exploring new mediums of expression: Epoxy Resin, alcohol ink, LED lighting, as well as building my previous experience in acrylic painting, nib painting, water colours, oil. Other mediums I have worked in include pottery, clay art, block printing, screen printing, batik, and painting forms like pouring and swipe techniques. Presently I am spending most of my time enhancing my practice in Epoxy Resin with both functional and decorative applications.
Nilima's Exhibits and Awards
2020 june – 5th Winner of the Covid Quarantine Art contest held Merakii Art House
2019 June – Artist of the year Award by Merakii Art House, New Delhi
2018, 22nd to 25th November – India Art Festival 4th edition, New Delhi, Tyagraj Stadium
2018, 12th to 16th October – Epiphany Group Art Show, Artizen Art Gallery, New Delhi
2018 3rd June – Guinness world record attempt made (1145) for, ‘maximum people colouring in simultaneously to create awareness about environment day’ at New Delhi, India.
2018 March, International Group Art Exhibition, Khushrang season 2, IAFACS, New Delhi
2017 October, 3rd National Group Art Exhibition IAFACS gallery, NEW DELHI
2017 JUNE, Green Mark Art Gallery, Uttar Pradesh
Mahamastak Abhishek - Nilima Agarwal © copywrite 2020
Abhishek of the statue of Jain God #Bahubali located at #Shravanabelagola in Karnataka, India.
It is an important Jain festival held once in 12 years. The statue is bathed with kalashas of milk, world’s purest saffron, turmeric, vermillion, sandal paste etc.
This over 57 feet tall statue is the most magnificent of all Jain works of art.
He is said to have meditated motionless for a year in a standing posture and that during this time, climbing plants grew around his legs. After an year of #meditation, Bahubali is said to have attained omniscience (Kevala Gyana).
This is depicted in the painting background.
I am lucky to be born in a Jain family. It’s in my bucket list to visit this place once where faith and grace meet.
ME - Nilima Agarwal © copywrite 2020
‘ ME ‘
Inspired by #NikosGyftakis
Portraits, since time immemorial, have told those unspoken stories about so many people and artists. Who could not speak the truth of their being, but could paint all the colors of their emotions.
we love this portrait by Nilima!.
TEA - Nilima 2020
Size – 16″ x 20″
Medium – Mixed media on canvas
Varnish – Matt Winsor & Newton
Life is like tea,
It’s all in how you make it !!
Tea is best portrayed in these traditional street glasses.
Introduced by the British, tea has become Indian to the core over the years. This hot beverage is a regular entertainer, a source of living, a refreshing drink, an excuse for discussions, a part of gossip culture and a household tradition in India. It is inseparable from the socio-cultural and socio-economic being of the country.
The ritual of drinking chai transcends all boundaries, and roadsides are dotted with chai wallahs who serve it boiled up with spices, sugar and milk.
Nilima Agarwal © copywrite 2020
Reference image from @eye_shoot_photography
SATISFACTION - Nilima Agarwal © copywrite 2020
There are no words to describe the pleasure found in holding your baby’s baby!
Grandparent’s love is unconditional. They give kindness, patience, comfort and lessons in life. Hence they have every right to spoil you too.
There is something so special about the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren. “Grandchildren are my reward for raising children” A granny said.
Mahamastak Abhishek II - Nilima Agarwal © copywrite 2020
It fills you with pride when someone trusts your skills and vision. Here’s my first commissioned work.
This made to order ‘Jain God Bahubali’s Mahamastakabhisheka’ full statue. This is for a lady who is not able to visit the temple due to the pandemic. Thus she wanted the God painting for her home temple.
She had earlier appreciated my painting with the God’s face. But she wanted a full statue. Now that was huge pressure for me to get the painting right so that the lady could feel the devotion.