I Am An Artist – Thank You For Understanding

I Am An Artist – Thank You For Understanding.

I am often asked, “Where did the inspiration for this beautiful creation come from?” Invariably, this is the start of a long conversation and a connection between the artist and the prospective client. 

Different things inspire different people – from beauty to simplicity. Sometimes it’s the most mundane, routine, everyday occurrences that capture the attention of the artist and set off the birthing process of a painting. Every painting has unique beginnings and an interesting story to tell.

I have been accused of zoning out of conversations during road trips with family and stopping to photograph a quaint alleyway, that escaped the attention of my companions. It was from those charming, small town street-scapes that my acrylic on canvas series, “Alleyways of India” ( featured in my online gallery https://www.etsy.com/shop/RengeBySabrina

and website https://sabrinagill.com was conceived.

Alleyways of India

On another occasion, I found myself staring at two wizened, old men, on a cold winter morning at a tea stall, at the railway station. An aluminium kettle was on the boil on a makeshift stove. My embarrassed husband restrained me from taking photographs, so I captured the image in my mind, (which meant more staring) and turned them into paintings.

As it is said, “It is not necessary for an artist to be crazy, but it helps”. I can recount many crazy moments in my journey as an artist when the beauty of something as ordinary as a weathered, derelict building with weeds growing out of the cracks in walls, has struck me and grabbed my attention. The subject inspired me enough to go back to the site at noon, to see how the mid-day sun cast shadows on the decaying building. If being crazy means being passionate about art, I guess I am crazy – the craziest of the crazies. I am artist – thank you for understanding.

7 Thoughts to “I Am An Artist – Thank You For Understanding”

  1. Anand Ahluwalia

    I feel Sabrina’s works are truly amazing.
    Alleyways of India take us down to the memory lane of old streets in Rajasthan and remind us of the ever inspiring architecture and heritage.

  2. Deepali Prasad

    Wonderful insight into your creative processes behind your paintings , Sabrina. They are truly remarkable.

  3. Vimi

    Art straight from the heart! Love the colours used on each canvas. What fascinates me most is that the artist has a story attached to each of her creations. Beautiful paintings Sabrina!

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