Listen to this insightful interview with guest artist Hemu Aggarwal. Hemu Aggarwal was born in India but moved to the United States in the mid 1960’s. She has her Master Degree from City College of New York and has been a graphic designer for over 30 years and owned her on Creative Design firm before retiring and moving to the Dominican Republic. She has now returned to her first love, that of painting.
“I work mostly with Acrylics. Each of my work has gone through different processes. In general, however, a concept comes to my mind and I try to apply this image straight to a prepared wood panel (I have rarely used canvas) where I create various textures using all kinds of tools and instruments. I rarely draw a full image, but prefer to work with colors directly. Many times more than one image overlaps and the final result is very different than the initial idea in my mind-this surprises me and if I like it I am happy with it, otherwise I apply gesso all over and start afresh. Some of my paintings have one or more different paintings underneath. Aesthetics are a major consideration in designing each piece. The focus is to create paintings, which have visual beauty, harmony in colors and interesting composition.”