Visual Artist Surinder Shanker Anand
INNATE VS ATTAINED ARTISTIC ABILITIES
Some people do have innate abilities, and thus can naturally perform better than others in a particular subject. They have revered interest in the subject, and progressively improve their skills with uninterrupted practice (read more about Neuroplasticity). But talent can be also be learnt and developed by those consider untalented. They can also achieve similar result with intense practice. The fact is that people are often more creative than they think. It’s said if you can write, you can draw as well. Everyone can learn to draw and paint, and they do it extremely well. You can learn to draw by drawing, which can be achieved by experimenting with art material.
I am Surinder Shanker Anand and I live in Chandigarh – the City Beautiful, situated in Northern India at Shivalik foothills. Since childhood, I was blessed with innate artistic abilities. As a kid, at the age 3, I used to draw on the cement floor using colored medicine tablets and chalks. Some of my childhood paintings was preserved by my Mom, which is part of my portfolio.
Art is meditation
Art is more of a happening, a meditation, where subject and object merge into each other, and one transcends the concept of time, space and unit. It’s amazing that this phenomenon takes place when the entity “i” is not present at all. Anyway, though I enjoy this creative happening, the manifestation may be enjoyed by others. During this journey, I have received innumerable awards, accolades and blessings.
My artistic expressions are engaged with the subjects related to humans portrait and body dynamics, nature and spirituality. I like to sketch using pencil, charcoal, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, oil and digital tool such as Wacom Cintiq Pen/Tablet, CorelPainter, CorelDraw, Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Adobe Premier, 3D Max and ZBrush etc. to create digital artwork.
Passion in visual arts lead me to start Shanky Studio, offering a wide range visual arts services such as personalized portraits, customized paintings, graphic design and one-to-one visual arts classes. I have conducted visual arts & craft workshops for Elante Mall and The North Country Mall / VR Punjab and various schools in and around Chandigarh. Some of the activities were directly conducted by me for Marvel Worldwide Inc., Mattel Inc. (Barbie), Rovio Entertainment Ltd. (Angry Birds), Hamleys Toy, Hasbro Inc. (My Little Pony) and Cartoon Network (Dexter’s Laboratory). Shanky Studio is also engaged in various CSR activities such as such as free visual art class, visual art exhibition at at no-profit and no-loss basis and free sessions design career counseling.
I am software professional, having over 35 years of experience in the IT, primarily in Analysis/Design, Software Development, Delivery, Project Management and rest of the phases of SDLC. I have worked at on-site with American Express (TX, USA), Nekema Inc (NJ, USA), Premier Inc (NC, USA), Syntel Inc (MI, USA), Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd (Mohali, India) and Semiconductor Complex Ltd (Mohali, India); and managed various on-site/off-shore Global IT projects. I am Masters in Economics from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India, with Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management.
Hope you will enjoy my creations posted on this website. You have a great time!
FREE ART CLASSES
Mission of Shanky Studio is to raise awareness about visual arts, which helps the participants to channelize their energy in a constructive way and enhance aesthetic experience of the audience.
Shanky Studio is committed to satisfy the clients by providing customized visual arts services (i.e. personalized portrait, custom painting, digital art and one-to-one visual arts classes), in the defined time frame, using innovative skills, branded material and latest technology, with a commitment to continuous improvement.
Knowledge knows no boundaries. I consider myself as a student of visual art, where learning is a continuous process.