'Dream Reflections' With Alpana Mittal "Tejaswini"

Written by Meghan Ianiro

 

Alpana Mittal “Tejaswini” is a versatile artist with creations in multiple mediums. She has successfully experimented with water, oil, acrylics and even beads on canvas. Her specialty is creating artwork revolving around modernization of traditional themes including, ancient Indian romanticism, folklores and legends. Born into an art loving family Alpana was exposed to art and its appreciation from early childhood. She chose “Fine Arts” as her major and has a M.F.A. from CCS University, India. She also has an “Arts Management” diploma from New York University.

'Dream Reflections' by Alpana Mittal "Tejaswini"

'Dream Reflections' by Alpana Mittal "Tejaswini"

"In my childhood I was constantly surrounded by art and hence gained an appreciation for this form of human expression, at a very young age. In the college, I was mentored by a professor, who became a constant source of inspiration. It was this inspiration that made me realize that art must be a part of my life; and ever since my life has been revolving around art," says Mittal.

Her major contribution to the World of Art is her creation using beads on canvas. All of these artworks have been created based on the visions from her dreams. Hence, she has appropriately named the series as “Dream Reflections”.

'Dream Reflections' by Alpana Mittal "Tejaswini"

'Dream Reflections' by Alpana Mittal "Tejaswini"

This series uses fractals with a flavor of decorative patterns used for community and religious meetings across Asia, ranging from Tibetan Mandalas to Rangoli, the floor decoration art of south Asia.

Alpana has displayed her art work globally in exhibitions and galleries and has been widely acclaimed for her multifaceted style. Her traditional painting depicting “Krishna” was judged “Best in show” in Hudson County Art Exhibition 2013. Several of her art pieces are in private collections in Asia as well as North America.

'Dream Reflections' by Alpana Mittal "Tejaswini"

'Dream Reflections' by Alpana Mittal "Tejaswini"

"I like working in different mediums including oil color, acrylic color and water color. Blending, contrasting, shading and tinting of colors is my biggest passion. Most recently I have found a passion for working in pearler beads. I have been most satisfied with my work thus far and plan to spend a few more years trying to perfect this medium."

She continues, "I have always followed this quote by Patrick Snow: 'When your dreams direct your life, your life reflects your dream,' and today I feel I can say that my life is reflecting my dreams."

'Dream Reflections' by Alpana Mittal "Tejaswini"

'Dream Reflections' by Alpana Mittal "Tejaswini"