Not only mountaineer & martial artist, 14-yr-old Multi-talented Srinagar girl draws like a pro

Srinagar, 04 August (KNS): In order to take forward the legacy of her father, a 14 -year-old Girl from Khayam area of Kashmir's Srinagar city has taken up painting, an ancient art, as her hobby and she has got passion for it too.

Rutba,14, a 9th standard student currently enrolled at City Central Education Institute Khayam is a talented art designer.

She learnt Art designing during her basic schooling days & in 4th class she was firstly able to draw a painting and since then it became her hobby.

Rutba says that in 2016 when she experienced an unrest she used to spend her time in drawing paintings and got much passionate in doing so.

She says that since then she never looked back and at present she has got a good knack for painting while people appreciate her for this talent.

She belongs to a supportive family as they have always stood by her passion and have encouraged her in every aspect may it painting or something else.

Rutba said that due to non-availability of art academy she faced lot of problems in making paintings as she worked very hard to brush up her skills in an efficient way and now by the grace of almighty she can paint easily.

She said that she can draw paintings on paper machie, Chinar Leaves, Stones and many more things.

She further added that, “I am thankful to my parents who supported me in every field I choose to be in as they never stopped me from doing anything.”

She said that, “I used to gift my paintings to my friends and relatives who appreciate and love my work in return. I have been encouraged to bring my work in markets for gaining some good bucks out of that.”

She further said that her aim is to become a good artist and want to open an art academy for youth talented in art designing.

I am pretty much interested in sketching , painting and calligraphy she said, When you glance over my work, you are catching a glimpse of my soul. I find my peace in my work of art, for a part of me is in each piece I create she added. Besides pursuing her academic dreams, she has an indefinite love for writing, jotting down the intangible in sentences for everyone to read and relate to. She is a multi-talented and multidimensional girl, not only painting has won her accolades but she is a champion in National level in Sqay Martial Arts. She is too much interested in Penchak Silat and is the youngest girl for Kashmir to won gold at nationals just when she was 10 years old.

She believes that the locals have to come forward to support the local art and that, she believes, is the only option of making the local art gain some more ground.

“We have to come forward to support local art. I want to create an art gallery which will house the work of all the self-taught artists. I know many who are doing amazing, but they are not recognized, I want to help them,” she said. (KNS)

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