Sounds of Nature
Nupur Nishith is a New Jersey-based artist born in Madhubani district of Mithila region in India. She learned the basics of art from her mother while art is inspired from the folk art of Mithila or Madhubani Paintings which are part of every festival and major religious function in the region. She has evolved a unique style of art with an amalgamation of traditional motifs of ancient folk art with modern contemporary themes and tools with global appeal. She has taken the art form to paper, cloth, wood, ceramic, terra-cotta, glass, and even digital paintings too from the traditional paintings on walls and floors. She has won awards for her handmade paintings at shows in the US and India, while her digital paintings have been featured on award-winning film, clothing line for children. Her painting Dheeya won award at the show Color, organized by BWAC and juried by the curator from MoMA in 2016. Her paintings are in private collections all over the world. She also uses her art for social causes, where she has made special paintings for NGO’s working in the field of education and promotion of creative learning. She maintains a website by the name of “Creative Mithila” to showcase her paintings and talk about the art form. The name self-describes itself where her art is inspired from the traditional ancient art from Mithila though evolved in her own unique style.