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Now, you can customise your rangoli

Do you suffer from two left hands when it comes to making rangoli? Well, worry not, as city artist Aditi Mehta comes to your rescue with her bag of coloured powder. The art student quit studies to start her own studio and now she offers designing traditional motifs during festive season.

art and culture Updated: Nov 01, 2011 17:09 IST
Pooja Maheshwary

Do you suffer from two left hands when it comes to making rangoli? Well, worry not, as city artist Aditi Mehta comes to your rescue with her bag of coloured powder. The owner of Studio Raah, Mehta designs customised rangolis for festivals, apart from creating her usual range of hand-painted mugs and wall paintings.

During Diwali last week, Mehta designed rangolis for a number of parties at houses as well as restaurants, charging anything from R 500 onwards. “I paint on any medium, from mugs to walls, wood, walls and T-shirts, using water paints, oil paints, acrylic paints and even coffee,” says Mehta.

The 22-year-old artist started the studio eight months ago, after she gave up her studies at Rachna Sansad Institute to pursue painting full-time.

“A year into the course, I realised that I wanted to just paint instead of making bathrooms and lobbies. I started Studio Raah with the idea of making unique gifts for college students. My initial clients were my immediate circle of friends,” she says. Mehta also makes sketches and paintings using letters and alphabets.

“This type of art is called typography. My most special piece of work is a Jimmy Hendrix wall clock, for which I painted a red and gold silhouette of Hendrix on a black record with two pins.”

Check out Aditi Mehta’s paintings and rangoli at Studio Raah, Juhu.
Call: 98334 42655