Preethi Mathialagan (Pret)
I am an entirely self-taught and independent artist; I have created this website to display my work to the world. All the paintings listed in this site are my original and handmade work. I have spent my entire life focusing and chasing my dreams. I have also created many commissions on largescale. I am extremely passionate and love painting bigger size colorful abstracts. My brain is always busy thinking of beautiful colors. All my creations are very personal to me. I work hard day and night to make new works of colors and also work on many custom size artworks. I keep updating my website to make my clients easy to view and buy my work. I truly enjoy my journey of art. Scroll down to know more about me.
For me life is a colorful and beautiful experience that is to be enjoyed to its fullest. I always listen to the most beautiful music/sounds during my creation process and i get into the colorful pallette of musical world with lots of vision, emotions and energy. I love the loneliness and serenity during the creation.
People have supported my art and valued my abstract creations, this support and creativity stayed with me to keep me going. I feel my paintings are precious and so elegant.
My artwork "Mayil" won the Viewer's choice price in the Creating Joy Show at Susquehanna Art Musuem - September 2020.
My painting "Veeram" has been selected in 92nd Annual Internation Juried Show by Art Association of Harrisburg Pennslyvania USA - August 2020
My artwork 'Carefree' featured in the famous Warner Bros-NBC series 'Blindspot'
My paintings are currently exhibited in Towne House Cafe at Downtown Harrisburg Pennsylvania owned by Todd Harlan.
I have been creating and selling my artwork for more than 12 years, I have sold lots of paintings online. I have sold to customers from North America, South America, UK, Germany, Australia, UAE!
I live in Houston Texas, USA with my husband and two kids. I have earned a Bachelor degree in Telecommunication Engineering. I have worked in Top Software/Mobile Companies with high paying job but Iam so passionate in art so gradually became fulltime artist and have my own art studio, art gallery and online website. I was born and raised in Bangalore sorrounded with beautiful rich colors and culture.
Initially I never had a studio and utilized the entired house to create my painting including the bedroom, kitchen and laundry room.As my work grew bigger and bigger, we decided to move to a larger space and now have my own studio. My brain always revolves around art and colors. I love to talk about art, love to shop art supplies, love to dream about art( feels crazy) this make me create lots of paintings and I dont feel tired atall. Now my studio is slowly getting full but I cannot stop painting and I think its not enough !!!
I was always interested in sketching/painting my entire life right from my childhood days. After my high school I was very busy with my higher studies and work. Later in life I had an oppurtunity again to try painting on canvas using acrylic and oil colors. I started with animal paintings- white tiger, horse, zebra, elephant, birds, owl and I managed to paint it in between my infant son's nap time. To everyone’s surprise, it turned be an exceptional artwork and the rest, they say, is history!
I follow many contemporary artists and admire their work a lot. But I love the works of these great artists - "Vincent Vangogh", "Gustav Klimt", "Mark Rothko", "Claude Monet", "M F Husain" and “Jackson Pollock”. During my childhood days I used to love the calender artwork from my father's office. It was based on images from Hindu mythology and India's visual culture with immense richness and colors...Just incredible! Also iam a greatest fan of south indian Thanjavur paintings for its richness and vivid colors and compositions with glittering gold work.
My artistic style-
I create contemporary abstract Paintings with different shades of colors in my free style. I use mostly heavy acrylic professional paints with palette knifes, papers, brushes and my hands/fingers on canvas. Each artwork takes many days to complete. My paintings will have lots of layers and variation of dark/light shades with lot of textures and strokes.
My first sale-
I sold my first painting to a buyer in Puerto Rico. It was a yellow macaw painting with wings wide open and flying with some abstract blue textures in the bottom. A big canvas work which took a lot of time creating and I miss that painting a lot.
Iam inspired by various things in life but mainly music and colors. I grew up listing to most amazing music in this world ( mainly composed by AR Rahman and Ilayaraja). The sounds and the melodies of the instruments produced by this beautiful compositions influences me on my actions, mood and emotions. I feel the the colors, textures and the creative process flows along with the music and memories.
I always had immense love for colors. Beautiful colors makes me so additive and crazy :). The satellite pictures of the earth with those stunning colors/depth are mind blowing. Amazing nature's pallette - white mountains, gorgeous sun shades on the moving clouds and sky during the sunset and sun rise, massive green forest with enormous species and colorful birds. The bright colored and glowing underwater coral reefs, iceburgs, the universe and galaxies, the naturally formed valconos, beaches, rocky mountains and flowers with brilliant colors. Its such a magical feeling to your heart and eyes.
All the colorful and wonderful experience of my life, rich indian weddings, temples and architectures, the art kolam practices in our ritual(handmade art in front of the house using limestone, rice flour and red brick powder), colorful festivals, beautiful grand south indian silk sarees made with rich pigments and silver/gold silk thread, various cultures, styles, observation travelled with me from east to west and has connected me with my creation of abstract artwork.
There is no right or wrong in art...it is your freedom! Love yourself :)
"Artist and not paid for their labour but for their vison!"
"Art is for Expression, Science is for Exploration, Engineering is for Invention, Design is for Communication. I think Art connects all!"
"I fear to dive deep into the ocean, fear to climb the mountains but I truly love them!"
Be original and find your inner voice. The rest will follow- A R Rahman
Thank you for your interest in my artwork!
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