All That I Am, Or Hope To Be, I Owe To My Mother
Harshita Nandwani, a self-taught artist from India, found painting as an outlet for her artistic expression. She left her well-paying job at an MNC, to pursue her passion and founded Atignas Art. Atignas Art is dedicated to her mother Sangita (Atignas is Sangita in reverse), and now Harshita is on a mission to expand the reach of visual arts.
Harshita believes that art is an emotion; art connects with the soul. However, art is considered expensive and often beyond the reach of ordinary mortals. She has opened her own studio in Surat, where every human irrespective of their financial status can experience art in its myriad forms, beginning with her own paintings.
“Atignas Art is dedicated to my mother as she is an epitome of all things creative – whatever artistic in me, whatever creative in me has been passed on to me, by her. But the person who inspired me to step out of my comfort zone i.e. to make art as my full time profession is my brother Himanshu Nandwani. I would not have able to come this far without you, bhai”, says Harshita.
The artist at work