The Art of Dr. Kanchan Rathore is a confluence of modern and traditional art. Her love for drawing and painting is a part of who she is.
A native of Jaipur (Rajasthan), Dr. Kanchan Rathore studied Secondary and Higher Secondary in Jaipur with Artwork as a compulsory subject and passed through the first grade. She had a keen interest in painting since her childhood, and to fulfill her artistic interests, she obtained Diploma (1991-94) in Artwork from Rajasthan School of Art, Jaipur.
She has proved her artistic skills in different areas of the arts as well as passed every exam with flying colors.
After her marriage, she still carried out her studies after MA, while coping with her family and social responsibilities. She obtained a Doctorate in Arts from Mohan Lal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, in 2002-03. She has also researched “Contribution of Female Artists in Contemporary Art of Rajasthan” under the guidance of Prof. Hemant Dwivedi, Head of the Department of Visual Arts at Mohan Lal Sukhadia University.
In her study, she revealed that women have to struggle a lot to move forward in their lives. Still, they are achieving new milestones in the field of the Arts while managing social and family responsibilities and being able to establish their own identity on the national and international levels.
Dr. Kanchan Rathore has been conducting FREE Art Workshops for children through “Kanchan Art Gallery” since 2009-10. All participants in these workshops receive free materials required for painting. She organizes these workshops regularly on the occasion of all Indian Festivals, Republic Day, Independence Day, Women’s Day, Rajasthan Day, etc.
Besides, she also organizes online workshops and art workshops on Clean India, Yoga Day, and Smart City subjects. She strives to organize these art workshops without ever stopping. The main aim of the FREE Art workshops is to develop an interest in arts in children and to create employment opportunities.
Dr. Kanchan Rathore is the Head of the Department of Visual Arts at the Bhupal Nobles University. She has a keen interest in Modern Art, as you can see from her paintings. In one of her paintings, she has painted Lord Ganesha as Modern Ganesha on Canvas as traveling. She portrays especially blue, green, red, and yellow colors in her paintings through shadow light. Apart from this, in her paintings, she depicts birds and animals in human expressions. She also portrays natural beauty, rivers, mountains, waterfalls, and wild animals in human form. She has also made many paintings linked to Lord Buddha and painted many statues of Gods and Goddesses such as Lord Hanuman, Lord Ganesha, and Sagasji Bavji on Aluminum Sheets. In particular, she uses oil and acrylic colors in her paintings.
Art education and self-experimental learning have developed her skills as an artist. Every new painting she paints is a unique learning experience for her, and through years of practice, she has developed a passion for art. She specializes in Murals, Contemporary Art, Traditional Art, Miniature, Knife Art, Textured work, Realistic Art, Modern Art, Graphics, Fairy, and Fantasy, as well as Interior designs for offices and hotels.
She has exhibited her paintings in many State and National galleries and museums and also participated in National and International Seminars and presented her research work. Her art has been widely recognized and has won many State, National, and International Awards. On 2nd Oct. 2019, she made a Global Women’s World Record for making a Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi with 1.5 Crore Pearls on the occasion of His 150th Birth Anniversary.
“To be an Artist, requires a great deal of hard work, devotion, support, and promotion. Technology has transformed the world of art into a much smaller place, and you can never predict where an opportunity might come from. Try and ensure that you build a strong and positive digital presence. Keep on learning and improving your skills as an artist.”