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Dr. Richa Tripathi – Historian and Folk Artist From Lucknow, Utttar Pradesh, India

Dr. Richa Tripathi – Historian and Folk Artist From Lucknow, Utttar Pradesh, India   Q1. How did your career journey start? Or Who/What...

Dr. Richa Tripathi – Historian and Folk Artist

From Lucknow, Utttar Pradesh, India


Q1. How did your career journey start? Or Who/What inspired you to start this Art Journey?

I have a doctorate degree in History. My good luck worked and I got a chance to work in a village school as an academic coordinator. I first encountered Madhubani folk art when I visited Madhubani, Bihar, on a school tour. This event opened a new chapter in my life. When the corona pandemic erupted and the government gave the lockdown orders, schools were closed for a long time. So, I had to come back to my hometown where I didn't have to do anything. Then I thought I should try my hand at Madhubani art. This way my art journey began and it is becoming more passionate by the day. I usually do paintings in Madhubani Style though I am learning different Indian folk arts. And of course, I am still a learner and always want to be.


Q2. Kindly share some information about your Arts, products and services here.

I usually do paintings on handmade paper. I always admire the traditional way of these folk arts. So I prefer to make my paintings in this way. I also paint on fabrics and wooden things like coasters, wall hangings and so on. 


Q3. What kind of challenges did you face while starting/doing your arts?

I am feeling blessed that I never faced any kind of difficulty in my small journey of art. My family always supports me and encourages me to do more.


Q4. Are you an Art Entrepreneur?

No, I am doing it as my passion and out of love for art.


Q5. Do share with our readers about your discovery period when you were facing difficulties?

In my starting days I faced so many difficulties. I had no prior knowledge of how to make these paintings. What materials are used in it. I took only two days of classes in Madhubani on my school tour. There I learnt some basics, rest was my practice and hunger for learning Indian folk arts. 


Q6. Share with our readers about your experiment period after the discovery period?

After learning the basics of Madhubani folk art, I started exploring other artforms too. Then I realized how rich India folk arts are. I am still learning and understanding different Indian folk arts and it will continue till I am able to hold the brush. 


Q7. How have you empowered other people?

As an artist I always encourage people to follow their passion. Find your inner interest and follow it whether it is art or something else. It gives you immense happiness, trust me.


Q8. What are your future plans? Or now what is your vision for next five years?

My vision for the future is, if I will get a chance then I would love to do something for local artists. In coming years I would like to know and learn more about different art forms. If in any way I can promote them I will do it. These are my plans and vision for the future.


Q9. Your advice/suggestion to new artists/entrepreneurs who want to start & sustain?

As an artist I would like to advise that the only key which I know for getting better in your field is constant practice. If you practice more you will get perfection more. There is no shortcut.


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Interviewed by : Ms. Nisha Nikam Bhagwate
Editor - Interior Vista E-Magazine
Mob: +91 7039923179

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