"Art" the word in itself speaks a lot. The definition though be given by a lot of the experts but me being a layman to the subject can just visualize it as the 'A'nalogy of 'R'eal Life and 'T'ales. Remembering the days when I was a kid the books that gave me the view to the world....today when I sit back and visualize them seems as the most wonderful fusion of the art that taught us to virtually feel everything.

It was a combination of the art of writing, the art of narration and above all for a kid the biggest learner is the pictures/ paintings/ photos that made us virtually feel the moment at the same place. The planner of the universe has given an Art to everyone i.e. the art to speak, to represent oneself, to portray same things in many ways, etc. and the most wonderful thing is that art is a part of our lives but still many just can't realize it.

In art, the term painting describes both the act and the result of the action. Painting is a mode of creative expression, and the forms are numerous. A portion of the history of painting in both Eastern and Western art is dominated by spiritual motives and ideas. What enables painting is the perception and representation of intensity. Every point in space has different intensity, which can be represented in painting by black and white and all the gray shades between. In practice, painters can articulate shapes by juxtaposing surfaces of different intensity; by using just color (of the same intensity) one can only represent symbolic shapes. Thus, the basic means of painting are distinct from ideological means, such as geometrical figures, various points of view and organization (perspective), and symbols.

Rhythm is important in painting as well as in music. If one defines rhythm as "a pause incorporated into a sequence", then there can be rhythm in paintings. These pauses allow creative force to intervene and add new creations-form, melody, coloration. The distribution of form, or any kind of information is of crucial importance in the given work of art and it directly affects the esthetic value of that work. This is because the esthetically value is functionality dependent, i.e. the freedom (of movement) of perception is perceived as beauty. Free flow of energy, in art as well as in other forms of "techne," directly contributes to the esthetic value.

Like life and all the other arts painting too has many forms but rather than going into the technical details we would come straight to the expert known to me Mrs. Jyoti Kalra. As she is the one who guided me through the art of painting with her most wonderful works some of them being the chess and the divine God Krishna as one of her most appreciated. Her work in the chess painting depicts a beautiful saying by Amelia Barr that "It is always the simple that produces the marvelous". And the other of Lord Krishna depicts the thought of Rainer Maria Rilke that "The only journey is the one within".

Mrs. Kalra often says that "Believe you can and you are halfway there". The hard work done by her shows the positivity and never give up attitude with the belief to reach the goals by setting them at the farthest corners.

I can say about her in only one line that she is the one who believes that "Every story I create, creates me. I paint to create myself."

By Dhawal Singh