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Nurtured by Nature

Thiruvananthapuram: Nature and its vivid hues have never failed to fascinate her. Nimmy Melvin, a Fine Arts Masters Graduate from the RLV College of Music & Fine Arts, believes that nature’s beauty has the power to influence, and gently rock, her imagination so as to bring about the art in her on to the canvas.

A professional visual artist from Kerala, Nimmy currently lives in the US with her family. With her works now selected for a group show along with 28 other international artists, Nimmy is all excited about the International Exhibition titled Solo Show [Down] that gets underway on June 7 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. The exhibition would include an array of disciplines and will be juried by Jennifer Casler Price who has been the curator of Asian and non-Western art at the Kimbell Art Museum since 1993.

Nimmy Melvin

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Revealing that her work has been selected for the group show with 28 other international artists, Nimmy says she has always loved and followed “nature’s vibrant hues, the vividness and exuberance of life narrated through numerous snippets of tales and the daily scenes that transition between fading away and starting anew.”

For her, the divine drama of nature blossoming at each passing moment inspires her and transforms her thoughts to a canvas as a lively collage of soulful splashes.  Adding that art in any form evokes beauty, Nimmy says she believes that art encompasses two complementing emotions – one of enjoyment and the other of revelation.  For her, “a work of art, be it a painting or a sculpture, always exists as a continuous dialogue within itself and with the world around it”. The images, the icons and other facets in my paintings are imbibed from the society and nature where we live and breathe, and serve as an attempt at truthful reflection, she adds.

This Solo Show [Down] at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center will run till July 27, present a Grand Prize of $2000 to the winner. A single artist who receives the most likes on Facebook will receive a cash prize $250. Click here to see Nimmy’s page.

Nimmy Melvin, who is also a proud winner of Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy Award for her work ‘Cityscapes’ way back in 2009, has been on a journey where colours converse and debate. With her show set to start, it could turn out to be a platform for yet another talented visual artist from Kerala to prove her worth. Here’s wishing Nimmy the best!