It is said that human beings can perceive over 2.8 million different hues, and it is possible that the number of color combinations for these hues is virtually infinite, unlike musical notes. Although it has never been scientifically proved that colour affects human beings in most aspects of their daily lives, we all know the mood-enhancing effects that colours have on us, irrespective of age, gender and cultural backgrounds. The new digital inks available to artists, together with the vast array of “brushes” “palettes”and other tools available through computer software now give endless possibilities for artists to explore the new and exciting medium of Digital Art.
Educated in Calcutta and Darjeeling at Loreto, Deepika Jaidka has worked for Citibank, British Airways, Kipling Camp, WWF – India and The Rhino Foundation for Nature in India and was until recently Administrator of the Calcutta School of Music and Relationship Manager of the Calcutta Chamber Orchestra. She takes an active part in English language amateur dramatics in Calcutta, and has appeared variously as Lady Bracknell in “The Importance of being Earnest” for the Bengal Club, as Mrs. Hardcastle in “She Stoops to Conquer” Madame Arcati in Noel Coward's “Blithe Spirit” presented by the Tollygunge Club, Mother Superior and Mrs. Higgins in “The Sound of Music” and “My Fair Lady” by the Calcutta Club, and most recently, Kunti in the Calcutta Club version of The Mahabharata.
Self taught without any formal training in art, she started painting on her iPad at the age of 68 years. Her travels across the globe and her exposure to the art available in the great museums of the world has had a tremendous subconscious effect on her current works, which take full advantage of the colours available to the digital artist. Deepika’s paintings are available in Fine Art Prints as Limited Editions, 5 within India and 5 outside India ( in the USA, Indonesia, etc.) After 10 printings, the digital files are destroyed. The Paintings are not photographs; they are all original works of art, numbered and printed on Museum quality archival paper and canvases such as Hahnemühle products. Prices vary, approximately Rs.4,000 (roughly $60.00, but this figure varies due to currency fluctuations) for a 22″ x 22″ print on museum quality paper, increasing with size. Packing and courier charges are on actuals.
Deepika welcomes your feedback, and is happy to answer questions on her techniques. For further information or purchase inquiries, do please contact her, using the Contact page.