Art comes in many different forms, from painting to literature and architecture to theater. It is a representation of one’s creativity, skill, imagination, and emotion. Now, art can be expressed using any art medium, from a simple pencil and paper to spilled coffee and recycled materials.
Here is Tutor Khrisna and her colorful life as a RareJob tutor and artist. Growing up with art in the family influenced her to become an artist herself. Painting has always been one of her favorite hobbies, and it became an actual part of her life. In order to keep doing what she’s passionate about, she joined RareJob because of its flexible work schedule.
Tutor Khrisna held her first art workshop, together with the UP Gawad Kalinga, for marginalized children when she was still in college. She has conducted 10 art workshops to date. According to her, hosting workshops gives her the excitement of seeing the unique results of her students’ works. She also gets a sense of satisfaction in sharing her knowledge with those who also want to learn to paint. She sees and feels their eagerness to learn different art styles.
Tutor Khrisna had her first exhibit at the Sining Makiling Gallery in the University of the Philippines in Los Banos (UPLB). She has already participated in over 30 art exhibits. Her favorite exhibit, according to her, was held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). At CCP, she was able to display her work together with some well-known artists.
Advice to Fellow Artists
If you’re feeling doubtful when it comes to painting, Tutor Khrisna says, “Just keep painting.” It is a journey of discovery, and you shouldn’t let anything hinder you from drawing your own reality. Paint whatever you see or whatever comes to mind. Just get your pens, brushes, paints, and start creating your own expressions of art. Don’t just think outside the box, make the box disappear, and enjoy the process. Appreciate the colorful life you’re living.
She also said that art is like magic that lies behind artists’ loving hands. She creates her own masterpiece from the things she sees with her eyes and her heart because, according to her, it is through our eyes and heart that we feel emotions, creating inspiration that only we can give life to.
“If you hear a voice within you say ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and the voice will be silenced.” -Vincent van Gogh