Diksha Rai - I Started My Art Page In The Year 2019, My Aim Is To Share As Much Art & Creativity As Possible Through My Workshops & Wish To Have My Art Studio (Artist & Painter, India)


I try to experiment a lot with my art one day I am painting landscapes, another day something completely abstract.

1. Tell us more about your background and journey.

My name is Diksha, 23 years old & a master’s in Fashion and Textile Merchandising but I have always been an art fanatic. I started my art page on Instagram during quarantine & have been invested in it ever since. 

I am self taught thus I feel that there are endless possibilities related to art that are yet to be discovered & I am trying to do that one day at a time. My aim is to share as much art & creativity as possible through my workshops & wish to have my own art studio!

2. When did you decide you wanted to be an painter/illustrator?

During quarantine 2020 itself, the more art I made the more I was driven to experiment more. I am still learning & that keeps me always intrigued 

3. Is it a financially stable career?

Ofcourse it can be.

But for myself I am Still not sure, I am figuring it out, a professional knowledge of this field could have helped me more with commercialising what I do but I am going with the flow at the moment 

4. Who is your favourite illustrator and why?

It’s hard to pick a name as I am surrounded with immense talent specially on the social media platform, there’s so much to learn from one another!

I admire Angel Bedi as she does her own thing & finds art in the tiniest of details & ofcourse Harun Robert (From MAD stuff with ROB) has been my primary source of creative juice since childhood.

5. Where do you get inspired from to create art?

I try to experiment a lot with my art one day I am painting landscapes, another day something completely abstract.

It’s Cliche but I do browse Pinterest a lot & take inspiration from original photographs. I see all random things through an artistic perspective, Food!! If I could say that food illustration is my niche I would, it’s just that I try to mix other stuff too because I always get hungry while painting those illustrations that it gets frustrating lol! 

6. What does your typical day look like?

Nothing specific due to covid situation but recently I have started getting up early for a walk just to take some inspiration from nature I am crazy about pretty skies. I make sure Take a walk early in the morning & around sunset In between there just me & my phone & food, Art is in my routine now, just the way I get up & brush my teeth, I automatically have this urge to illustrate something or the other everyday. 

7. What piece of advice would you like to give to future aspiring illustrators?

I believe that there is nothing as Perfect Art, it’s all about perspective, create something that resonates with you & share that with the world without the fear of being judged. Don’t compare, get inspired rather than being intimidated & if be aware & informed about the new things happening around you, it’s a competitive world, being focused & planning helps a lot 

8. Which is your favourite book and why?

I am not a reader but there’s a quote I really like by Autumn Sky Hall ‘creativity is not a competition’ 

Diksha Rai

- Interviewed By Kusum Jha

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