Nirupama Ramesh is an innately talented Indian artist and sculptor based in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. A horticulturist by profession, Nirupama’s art is her passion, and her inspiration comes from nature and life.
To Nirupama, art is a lifelong journey where the artist learns and grows with every work of art. She is continually striving to prove and improve herself with every stroke, be it acrylic or oil on canvas, water or pencil or charcoal on paper.
Art is a legacy Nirupama inherited from her grandfather, a 98 year old war veteran and a gifted sculptor who continues to inspire his granddaughter. Nirupama revels in sculpting miniature clay models of musical instruments, and she is currently perfecting her work to create scale models.
Her paintings were exhibited in Kerala Social Centre, Abu Dhabi, in 2009.Indo-Arab Creative Arts Festival held in Thurath Heritage Museum, Sharjah, in 2011. Her works were chosen for exhibition at the SME World Summit 2016 to be held at Atlantis. Her Live event artwork has been gifted to the Sponsors.
Her dream project Niruzart presented Dancing Hues, a Solo art exhibition conducted by Kasthuri Sreenivasan Trust as a part of Coimbatore Artists Meet 2016 series at Kasthuri Sreenivasan Art Gallery, Coimbatore, India.
The Solo exhibition Dancing Hues travelled to Kerala Laithakala Akademi Chitrasala Art Gallery, Thrissur,India. Dancing Hues is a sublime confluence of colour, lines and movement, captured in a single exhibition celebrating the traditional dance forms of 13 different countries.
She has participated in many group exhibitions and art workshops held in Dubai, and her paintings adorn the walls of many an art-lover in the UAE.
“To me, painting is like meditation, and sculpting is sanctity. I believe that art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time,” says Nirupama, who was a landscape architect with reputed architects and landscaping companies in Dubai before becoming a full-time artist. Nirupama lives with her husband Ramesh T. Variam and their two children, Aravindh and Arya in their Sharjah home.