Laxmi Mysore

Chikmagalur, India

laxmi Mysore – figurative and abstract artist

I see the world as a beautiful place and reflect this in my work. In my thinking, art should give happiness and aesthetic pleasure. I want to spread this happiness through my work.

Laxmi Mysore 

My style of work is a mixture of Figurative and Abstract. Not totally realistic I must say. My art is a fine blend of impassioned emotions, artistic skill and creativity. My paintings are vivid, romantic, passionate which fuels and enriches the soul.

At what age did you know you wanted to be an artist?
I have been passionate about art right from my childhood.  I used to scribble, draw, paint seeing beautiful pictures on greeting cards, stickers, posters etc. Lost in my own world of creativity oblivious to my surroundings.
What is the earliest artwork you did that you can remember?
One of my favourite earliest work as a kid was doing my Grandpa’s portrait. My dad was amazed to see the facial similarity.  That’s when I realised I had the skills of a budding artist.
Which classical or contemporary artists have inspired you?
As an art student I’ve strongly  admired the works of great artists like M F HUSSAIN and A A ALMELKAR. Their style has influenced my style of work to a great extent.
How would you describe your artistic style?
My style of work is a mixture of Figurative and Abstract.  Not totally realistic I must say. My art is a fine blend of impassioned emotions, artistic skill and creativity. My paintings are vivid, romantic, passionate which fuels and enriches the soul.
When did you first sell an artwork? How did you feel?
My first sale of my work was at My first solo Art Exhibition. I was just out of college. With lots of zeal attempted my first show in Bangalore (India). As I was displaying my works prior to the exhibition, a person came and said he wanted to buy my painting as he loves my style. I was totally exhilarated.  My Joy Knew No Bounds.
What's your workstyle? Do you work on one piece at a time or work simultaneously on multiple pieces?
Before I begin a painting, I meditate for some time and then begin. The whole process of painting becomes a meditation to me which connects me to God. The joy I get is simply spiritual.  I work one painting at a time so that I can give it my best.
How do you get the inspiration for a new piece?
I stay in beautiful, serene coffee town “ Chikmagalur “ in India. The scenic beauty of this place inspires me in my artistic journey. I strive to achieve those little cameos of beauty, visions of romantic innocence on my canvas.
Tell us a bit about your personal life ...
I have been blessed with a loving husband and two sons who complete my life. It’s been 20 joyful years of painting and family life.

“The true use of art is, first, to cultivate the artist’s own spiritual nature.” ~ George Inness

A few pieces from Laxmi’s gallery

Sunset in Lotus fields

Divine Tune