The Heroine’s Journey of Sangeeta Jaiswal

What is the best thing that I love about my work?
– Freedom. There’s no rule when it comes to creating. It represents my own unique identity, my personal brand. Art allows me to express myself without any restriction.

What is my idea of happiness?
– A peaceful home environment and a work that I enjoy doing.

What is my greatest fear?
Nothing. Fear exists for the person ignorant of the laws of the universe.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?
Like everyone else, I criticise myself and pay heed to other people’s opinion about me.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?
Max Gasparini. A talented Italian artist who paints women on mixed media.

What is my greatest extravagance?
I’m guilty for buying clothes that I have never worn or have not worn more than once. I buy more clothes than necessary.

On what occasion would I lie?
I hardly lie but I don’t share a lot of things about myself to anyone.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?
Absolutely nothing. I’m more than grateful to be an artist.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?
Right now.

If I could, what would I change about myself?
I’m always working on self love, so I’m trying to like who I am right now.

What is my greatest achievement in work?
Inspiring other people to start sketching and painting. Being asked to review other artist’s work. Also, I think it’s an achievement that some people copy my work.

Where would I most like to live?
London. No doubt.

What is my most treasured possession?
My friendships and a painting I did for myself. It’s a hyper realistic portrait of a bengal tiger as I love wild cats.

What is my most marked characteristic?
Everyone says that I put a lot of detail into everything I do.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?
Jamshedpur is well known for being one of the greenest city in India. There are some lakes where one can spend time to introspect.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city?
Can’t tell you one!

What books influenced my life and how?
Think Like Da Vinci by Michael Gelb. I’m very inspired by the life Leonardo Da Vinci lived. Not only was he a good painter but also an architect, sculptor, engineer, draughtsman, scientist, musician, anatomist, physicist and more. He left the world with an array of paintings, manuscripts, drawings and inventions. I have a little similar background of being an interior designer, architectural planner and a painter. I plan to live on Da Vinci’s words- “As a well spent day gives joy in sleep. So a well spent life gives joy in dying.”

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?
It would probably be too late till the time I decide which one.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?
Wonder woman. Because I have wavy hair too!

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?
Kat Von D has been a huge inspiration for me since I was in school. Following her work helped me get back to sketching again and again. She is one of those people who make everything in life an art.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?
“Whisper of the heart” by Studio Ghibli.

What role play stories in my life and work?
The stories that I tell myself about me and my life and not what it really is. I have trained myself to flip my perspective about a situation into a more positive and hopeful story that I would like to see instead.

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me?
Everyone has the opportunity to work on their own unique life story and create what they want. We should never stop dreaming and creating what we would really love to see in our lives. 

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?
My mother.

Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2021? 
I’m a hermit. One of the reasons I chose this profession was that I could do it myself.

Which people in my profession who can make a real difference in my creative career would i love to meet in 2021?
I would love to meet Max Gasparini and Mario Henrique. See and study their paintings from up close.

What project, in 2021, am I looking forward to work on?
This year I’m focusing on paintings made on the raw side of the canvas. It gives more depth and texture to the portraits. I also have some commission paintings lined for some client’s personal collection.

Where can you see me or my work in 2021?
I’m on Instagram and linkedin too. (under construction)

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?
I think once someone starts following their passion they want to upgrade and become better at it. And they discover so many things that can be done with it and find other things that they’re passionate about too. So it’s a lifelong process of evolving and discovering more. Retirement is not an option.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? 
Evelyne Brader Frank. She is a talented sculptor from Switzerland and I admire her work a lot.

How can you contact me?

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