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Usha Rai - Fine Artist

About Usha Rai

Learn more about Usha Rai from Bangalore, Karnataka - India.








Hai, I am Usha Rai from Bangalore, India. I am not a formally trained artist. Painting is a stress buster to me. I usually paint what I like. I paint from my heart. It may be flowers,nature or people. I am not good at abstracts! Anyway I enjoy painting at this last phase of my life! I tried water colors when I was in school. It is true that I almost forgot about painting for about 4 decades because I had different things to do besides my Bank job. My husband and children kept me busy. I am an established writer in Kannada. I have published 20 books. I was very much involved in literary as well as social service organizations . I took voluntary retirement at the age of 55 to pursue my literary works. But the will of God was different! We, met with a near fatal road accident and was confined to bed for six months with multiple fractures. When I could sit up I started painting again with the guidance of my artist friend Nimi Ravindranath because I wanted some outlet to overcome the trauma of the accident. It really worked and I became an artist. I was 60 at that time. .After 2 years I exhibited my works in a solo exhibition and it surprised everyone. Now I am 69 and thoroughly enjoying painting. Because of this hobby I could overcome all the pains. My website is; My facebook page is Usha Rai's paintings/facebook

Usha Rai joined Fine Art America on March 19th, 2009.