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Member Story Nevaj

Nevaj Kochhar
Banking professional, Indian

"Art creation is a great relaxation therapy, my Garmin watch tells me that my heart beat pattern while sleeping and painting is similar."


Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Nevaj , Engineer by education and Banker by profession. Born and brought up in India but Singapore is home for quite some years now.

How do you get started in creating art and how does it enrich your life?
The interest sparked in childhood by seeing many of my aunt’s paintings but then the interest was kind of side-lined. The real art journey began for me after coming across My Art Space in 2009. Have been painting on and off since then. Creating art is a very instinctive process in the beginning but after each session I spend lot of time in analyzing it and then try to take up something more challenging for the next time. Art creation is a great relaxation therapy, my Garmin watch tells me that my heart beat pattern while sleeping and painting is similar. So, it’s that refreshing for me.

Please share on your learning experience and what you like about My Art Space.
My paintings are the visible proof of my learning curve in My Art Space. The insights I have got from different instructors is helping me identify my own style and get a hold on the craft even better. I even tried my hands at sketching because I got this feedback that I need to sharpen my drawing skills.

Lastly, observing and interacting with so many art enthusiasts from all walks and ages is in itself extremely inspiring.

What's your favourite artwork?
I am quite a novice in identifying famous artworks or artist .However, now I do stop by at the galleries, or wherever I see good artwork or chit chat with street artists to take few moments for absorbing and appreciating the expressions of different artists.

What are you trying to communicate with your art?
Being an Engineer, may be structured art appeals to me more but I am still on a journey of self- discovery.

Tell us what plans you have for your art future?
Continue to explore various art media and keep expanding the boundaries.

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