MY ART STORY by

Sonali Kukreja

Austin
Texas

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Abstract painting with a centered vertical splash of bright red with mottled white on either side

I Say Yes Way. Photo courtesy of the artist

It's a beautiful thing when passion and career blend together. I was always drawn to art in all forms since I was little, but a trip to India a few years ago and then joining an art academy got me seriously into it. It was like a flash of lightning that I realized and discovered myself, that I am here in this world to make art. It had an extreme healing and peaceful effect on me from my everyday struggle due to my chronic medical issues. It gave me a purpose in life. I believed either you complain about what you don't have or rejoice in the things you have and make the best of it. Therefore, I chose to make the rest of my life the best of my life. That was a turning point in my life. Since then there is no going back. It became my goal to help clients realize their creative side with my art and thoughts expressed in it that could make a positive effect in their daily life. I feel, even if a drop of inspiration or encouragement becomes a reservoir of confidence and creativity in someone's life, it would be worth it.