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Journey from an employee to an entrepreneur

Belmun is a blend of finesse, style and determination. It prides itself on delivering products of high quality, utility and design. The philosophy behind the brand and its products is to bridge the void of having upscale style at affordable prices in the home / office decor products and accessories space. Most of their products such as Tissue Boxes, Dry Bins, Place Mats, Photo Frames, Coasters, Magazine Holders, Cushion Covers, Remote Holders and Cutlery Holders etc. are manufactured in leather, faux leather and superior quality…

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Ashmi Waghela: Sky is the Limit

“A painter yes but a color consultant?” one queries warily. Ashmi Waghela by profession an Interior designer, color consultant and decor stylist, says her art and paintings are not just for visual delight, mental pleasure or even thought but designed to heal, to induce calm and develop positive vibes. Art being Ashmi’s passion since childhood she has realized that any painting may bring joy, perhaps sorrow or at least simple, indifferent observation. Her work is designed specifically to not only appeal physically or emotionally but…

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Meet Sejal Mody, the creator of this beautiful piece of art.

Sejal Mody: In search of freedom through Art

Colours express emotion; textures express intention and composition expresses narration. This is true for most art, but unique to each artist.

Born and raised in Mumbai, Sejal Mody exhibited a keen interest and talent in the arts. She studied fine arts at Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai collecting a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Unhappy with the one-dimension world of paintings, she decided to trail ceramics. Realising that a mere certificate course in pottery would not take her far, she went all the way to the famed Andretta Pottery & Crafts Society at Kangra in Himachal Pradesh to pursue her dreams.

Sejal says, “Painting is a continuous process. Even when I don’t have my material with me, I keep doing it in my mind most of the time. Whenever I see something that inspires me, it gets registered in my mind in the form of an image.”  Sejal’s abstract expressions evolve from the wheel; bursting into scintillating colours, shapes and sizes and ultimately reaching the wall as a framed piece of art. Her multifaceted virtuosity include several mediums such as glass painting, wood etching, acrylic and oil paintings, ceramics, dyeing, sketching, photography, graphic art.

Sejal exhibited a keen interest and talent in the artsThe thing that strikes her the most is colour. Painting is a very subtle medium and it speaks of the most subtle phases of our responses. She responds most spontaneously to colour. The images that she perceives in her mind consist mostly of colour rather than form.

Sejal takes care of each material used in her work. Like in the wooden frames used to install plates, she selects the wood by visiting timber yards spread all over the city.

The colour of the frame and the size is all planned and the carpenters are given instruction; the entire process supervised in her own studio.

In the past, she has been awarded the 3rd place in “Painting of the Month” by The Trinity Arts Guild, Texas, USA. She has been invited to participate in the “Monsoon Art Show” sponsored and held at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.  Sejal has also exhibited her works at Trinity Arts Guild, Texas, USA.

“Towards freedom is the direction that my work takes. The art work comes straight through a free mind!” signs off Sejal, already lost in her world of her next creation.

One can buy Sejal’s abstract ceramic creations exclusively here.