Sunday, April 8, 2012

Ink Me Up, Scottie- An Interview with artist Manvee Singh

Doing a post after a really long time. I wanted to break the hiatus with a special blog post. In fact, having decided to steer this blog into a meaningful direction, I wanted to do a post about someone who is stylish, inspiring and interesting. And when I did find my subject, I could not wait to write about her!
She rides a bike, owns a rescued dog, is a tattoo artist, and loves to paint. The girl is as cool as they come. Manvee Singh, Delhi based artist is fun, vivacious, and expresses herself with stunning paintings, rich in details and color. From inking people, to painting canvas, Manvee finds that art gives her wings into world unexplored, and thoughts unspoken. In an interview with Shotcouture, the young, talented artist shares with us what keeps her ticking and makes her work so vibrant and interesting.

Describe yourself in one word.

Tell me three things that make the world beautiful for you.
Shucks! Just three? Ummm… I guess, colours for sure… What would the world be without color?
Emotions... Raw emotion is beautiful… and I love to capture that...
Animals, because nowhere else do you see such purity of emotions. Basically nature. Plants, fishes, animals... nature never fails in inspiring me.

What got you started? Did you ever consider conventional careers?
I can never stick to one thing. I was appearing for medicals when just for fun, I sat for the NIFT (National Institute Of Fashion Technology) entrance test and got through. So I am a fashion designer by education, but a tattoo artist and interior decorator by profession. I started painting about a year back when somebody challenged me to but I had always loved sketching.

Who inspires you? What inspires you? Where does your muse lie?
Eyes...that’s what inspired me to start sketching... I love capturing different expressions reflected in eyes. To me, eyes speak volumes! Apart from that, my art is a mix of ideas, observations, and experiences. The world is my muse.

Tell me your favorite music, your favorite colors... all the stuff that makes you tick.
I have no particular choice of music but love songs are always a hit for me. I am hopelessly romantic at heart. Red is my favourite colour, but colours in general can brighten up my mood any day.

Do you dance?
I dance occasionally at parties and nothing can stop me from dancing in rains! Rains, dance and paintings are an awesome mix for me!

Have you been in love? Do you believe in love? Does love reflect in your art?
You bet! I am always in love! What else can make you feel so good about yourself! It’s the most beautiful feeling ever and of course it’s prominent in my work. I love painting couples... sometimes sensual and sometime just sweet gentle love. Besides couples, I see love everywhere and like to portray it in my art.

What makes you interesting and fun, and inspiring?
I don’t know if I am all that. I am just a curious girl who loves to learn and experiment with new things. I get bored of routine, but unlike most people, I have this inbuilt need to challenge myself and I guess that qualifies as interesting.

You can find Manvee's work showcased on her website

You can also find her on facebook HERE


AnaV said...

Hei! I just found your blog and it is amazing!

I am following your blog and I hope you will follow mine too!

Ana V

Psycho Cat said...

Nice, she is very talented :)


I don´t like tatoos but I have to admit is a beautiful work! =)

Greetings from Qatar!

♥●• İzdihër •●♥ said...

awesome woman .

Follow back .

bridechic said...

Loads of talent and very inspiring . . .
oxoxox from San Francisco

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Couture Carrie said...

Amazing pieces and interview!
Love her work!


kunwar said...

seems like a wonderful artist and even more beauteous person.lucky is the person she's in love with !


What talent she has!!! Fabulous interview. Hope you're having a great start to the week :) xoxo

Lyosha said...

awesome work! great post!

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Cafe Fashionista said...

Amazing interview. I absolutely love her work! :)

manvee singh said...

Thanks Pratishtha for this coverage...and thanks for everyone who commented...i am inspired and motivated to paint more :)

Bonnie said...

She seems like such a cool person, and she is SO talented. I love getting to know artists better. They are interesting.
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Sam said...

Hi sweety, so good to hear from you! How have you been? She is such a talented artist, wow! great interview!

jitu said...

manvee has great talent and with more time and hard work she will make a place in the world "all the best", its great great watching manvee 's interview.......

Elle Sees said...

Hey stranger! Thanks for the interview!

GingerGirl said...

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Comolagomaespuma said...

Hi! I've a question, what your culture? Maybe india?
I'really like your blog, and I don't now way, you! :D
I'm following you now! ;)
I'm waiting for you in my blog!



Bang and Buck said...

such a cool post! loving your blog too! xx

Angelica N. said...

Aw, it's always great to learn about talented people who deserve a bit of recognition! I'll use her words, and say that she seems like a very fun person!

Francesc Balaguer said...

Great job, excellent!!

Salut, Francesc

Dressy Celeb said...

Great works!

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Tights Lover said...

Her artwork is amazing! Fascinating Q&A as well!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

Wow, she is pretty awesome. And I love your creative post title.

prettymeggy said...

her work is amazing!!! the woman portrait is beautiful!!!

xoxo, Haus of Gala

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love how she is so inspired by emotion and nature - what a true artist!

p.s. I'm bummed I didn't see much of Kerala and then got sick!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Courtney Erin said...

Great interview - I always love getting to know tattoo artists a bit better.

Courtney ~

Anonymous said...

Amazing interview!! I love it!

Pop Champagne said...

love these answers, haha she seems like an awesome person to hang out with

RochellekeCloset said...

Awesome Art ;-)

Morgan Brooks said...

What beautiful art. I am giving away $50 to ASOS and I would love for you to stop by an enter!

Chanel Tonè said...

I like the change up! Great post!!

Diana said...

Marveen's works are so interesting ^_^

Fictitious Fashion said...

Now that's a talent!!! Beautiful :)

Thanks for your sweet wishes and for your wonderful comment on my Blog :)

New Post is up: DIY: Rose from a Ribbon


Fictitious Fashion said...

Now that's a talent!!! Beautiful :)

Thanks for your sweet wishes and for your wonderful comment on my Blog :)

New Post is up: DIY: Rose from a Ribbon


Marjolyn Lago (Marj):Design Fashion Travel Destinations said...

Hi hun thank you for dropping by and for leaving a lovely comment on my blog xo ;) I'm your new follower too!

Mitha Komala said...

what an amazing talent she has!! i hope she will still do arts in the future and keep it up <33

*Glam Chameleon* said...

Lovely interview and beautiful work, she really has the talent!!<3

Nathalie Kartika Putri said...

great paintings!


Onemoreshoes said...

Ey! How are you?

Beautiful pictures!

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Anonymous said...

very cool!

Anonymous said...

Damn, she is one rad girl! I totally agree with her. Expressions through eyes are always so interesting to capture and I love dancing in the rain! :D

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Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

Beautiful post dear!
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