Playing with colours, textures and patterns

Playing with colours, textures and patterns

Colourful designs, innovative techniques and beautiful patterns capture the viewers who are genuinely impressed by the rich spread of artistic endeavours presented by B R Ranjitha.

Her deft hands are good at bringing to life various ideas she very easily wants to try at, thereby making her rangoli patterns completely different from the others. A student of BFA stream from Tumkur University, Ranjitha is generally very good at drawing and painting.

At a time when girls of her age have no time or interest to pursue the age-old tradition of drawing rangoli patterns and designs, Ranjitha stands apart by making the art all the more special. She has won several awards and certificates to her credit and has participated in the University competitions at the national-level.
She is first from Karnataka to bag a national award in rangoli and has made the state proud.

Trying her hands at different rangolis is something which she was happy indulging right from her childhood days. Her interests only developed further as she stepped into the college. While pursuing her Diploma in Electronics and Communication, she realised that her true interests lies in arts and not science.

Various mediums
She discontinued her studies half-way and switched to the BFA course at Tumkur University. Trying her hands at different experiments and mediums in bringing out stunning designs, her specialisation lies in 3D images. She mixes various colours in rice flour and uses it to bring out shades and textures.

Using rangoli powder, she is extremely good at traditional designs that is represented with the help of drawing dots, lines and is exceptionally well at freehand rangoli too. Her father Rangaswamy is a mason and mother Indramma is a tailor. Hailing from a humble background, Ranjitha is continuing her studies despite financial constraints.
I love painting. Painting is my life and breath. I want to excel in fine arts and win accolades at the national and international level. Even amid all the problems and commitments, I want to carve a niche for myself, says B R Ranjitha
Though the family belongs to Bethur in Chitradurga district, they shifted to Tumakuru for a livelihood. Inpite of the financial hurdles, Rangaswamy is trying to ensure that all his three children are educated.

Financial assistance
In-charge chairman of the BFA department Dr Venkatareddy Ramareddy said that the Tumkur University, on its behalf, is extending financial assistance in some form or the other to help Ranjitha pursue her education and also continue her artistic endeavours.

If a few more philanthropists come forward to help Ranjitha, the artist within her will surely blossom further.

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