My parents were not very happy by my new found love for Art, for them this was not a dream that I could pursue and turn into a career as well. So I was discouraged by parents and teachers alike. I still remember that I was sketching the portrait of my teacher in the class when I was asked to leave the class and the sketch was shown to my Dad. While the teacher complained about how I was not concentrating in the class but sketching, he also appreciated my precision at sketching. But the appreciation did not count and I was told more sternly to choose Academics over Art.
Years flew by and it was time to choose a career after Class Twelve, with my love for art being suppressed over the years I was told to pick up Engineering simply because it could get me a respectable job. So I took admission in B.Tech (Civil Engineering) and dedicated four years of my life studying something that I did not have much interest in. Art continued a little on the side, sometimes as an expression after bad experiences in life and sometimes to simply beautify my own room. I got a job and I started to get even lesser time to pursue my passion for art.
Just when I started to forget about this love for Art, walked in a girl who made me connect again with the fire inside me. Colors, palettes, Pencils and Paints returned to my life. I was inspired to follow my heart and she became the person who pushed me to excel, never give up and follow my dreams. I have started painting now, I sketch my thoughts too, and to my good luck I have now found an art teacher who shares a similar story, Banamali Borah.
This website is our attempt to break free from the shackles of the mundane and tested. This is our attempt to bring to light artists like me who fought the world to follow their heart or probably are still fighting, compromising to do what they were born to do…Color the Ivory!