Meet artist Deepa Koshaley! This vibrant artist creates paintings that are both colorful yet serene. Deepa showcases her unique artwork across various galleries in Dallas and beyond, including showcasing many large scale works of art. Deepa’s approach to painting is mindful and balanced, and her works highlight her perspective on the landscape of humanity. Read on to learn more about Deepa from our recent interview.
Jaquin: How did you get started creating abstract artwork?
Deepa: I started my artistic career as a traditional landscape painter. Since an early age, my favorite thing to do was doodling/ sketching, especially during my classes in the corner of notebooks. These doodles were abstracts.
My first understanding of abstract creation was in my 1st year of architecture during the basic design class. My professor Vasu who is a product designer in India taught principles of basic design, which was the foundation for abstract art education.
Jacquin: How would you describe your style of painting?
Deepa: My abstract paintings are a close-up and meditative view of nature and humanity. My creative focus is non-representational artworks that evoke inner peace and outer self-expression.
Jacquin: What has been your favorite artistic creation thus far?
Deepa: “Red Bloom I” and “Human Landscape” (paintings shown below) – The essence of life is to bloom into our full potential. A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it, it just blooms. “Red Bloom” is a metaphor for a deeper appreciation for the preciousness of life and to recognize our beauty.
The painting “Human Landscape” metaphorically illustrates human evolution and the earth’s transformation since the beginning of time. We are not the body, not the mind. Our souls are ancient, and we are pure consciousness ~ an essence of being.
Painting Title: Red Bloom I, Media: (High quality) Acrylic on Canvas, Finish: Very Smooth, Size: 48 (h) x 36 (w) x 1.5 (d) inches
Painting Title: Human Landscape, Media: (High quality) Acrylic on Canvas, Finish: Very Smooth, Size: 48 (h) x 36 (w) x 1.5 (d) inches
Jacquin: Who is your favorite artist right now and why?
Deepa: Joan Miro, Cy Trombly, Helen Frankensteiner, Agnes Martin. When I first came across their work, the distinction was instantaneous. I felt alive, and it was evident that I was witnessing beyond just a beautiful painting. After reading their philosophy towards art and perspectives, it was clear why I felt a connection.
Jacquin: What would be your dream project to work on?
Deepa: I would love to build a larger than life-size sculpture related to my abstract work with the theme of the human landscape in the heart of the city.
Jacquin: How has being an artist brightened your life?
Deepa: I feel fortunate to be a catalyst for love, peace, and harmony through art and words. The process of unexpected results I get through washes of colors and marks helps me in letting go even in real life. I learn life lessons while creating my work as they are the meditative conversations; I reflect on the canvas.
Learn more about Deepa Koshaley by visiting her website: www.DeepaArts.com