Published: 25th September 2019
This Hyderabad student is an Instagram sensation for her killer art. Check it out
Fareesa Shakeel, an 18-year-old artist, is gaining followers like mad because of her great artwork. Have you checked out her Instagram page yet?
Everyone knows how messy paintings can be, especially if the paints get on your clothes. But there is peace to be found in this chaos and though Fareesa Shakeel took some time to discover the beauty of painting, she eventually got around to it. And how! Today, her Instagram page Props and Paints, which she started just last year, has more than 10,000 followers. "It's been an amazing journey, I never thought painting could be so beautiful and peaceful. I always thought of it as messy. But now, it just flows," says the 18-year-old student-cum-artist.
Fareesa likes using pastels and soft colors like baby pink, cream and so on because, "they are light and happy colours," she says
This self-taught artist also taught herself calligraphy. An art form that started back when her father used to make her write pages and pages to help her improve her handwriting. The combination of painting and calligraphy has worked wonders and drawn not just followers to her page, but customers to her business too. She has completed 25 orders till date, since college and everything else keeps her occupied, and she gives it all to every order she decides to take. While many of her friends place orders, the student of St Ann's Degree College feels the happiest when strangers ping her because that's how she knows that the word is really going around.
With her crown: Fareesa was given the title of Miss Talented for her art on her Freshers' Day this year | (Pic: Fareesa Shakeel)
Fareesa prefers to paint after midnight, sometimes up to 5 am. While she has been painting for quite some time now, she has learnt to deal with 'happy disasters' which occur while painting — and we are talking about more than a smudge here. "It is after distress that happy events occur is what I tell myself," she says with a smile. And it is here that she emphasises that the work of an artist is not easy. "It takes energy to keep myself motivated through it all," she shares. Fareesa plans to pursue CA and is aware that one day, art might take a back seat in her life. "But I assure you, it will be brief. I am never letting go of this," she says with determination.
Some of her art work
Fareesa thinks painting runs in the genes since her grandmother and mother draw as well
An oops moment
When Fareesa was painting a very special piece for her best friend, a 'happy disaster' occurred which made her very sad and helpless. It was her sister who motivated her to continue. The next day, when Fareesa gifted the artwork, needless to say, that her best friend loved it
To find out more about her work, check out instagram.com/propsandpaints