Welcome to Art by Minu

CALENDER OF EVENTS

5June – 30 June – SOLO exhibition at Seven Arts , Chapel Allerton Leeds LS7 3PD

23 June – Summer fete at Adel Memorial Hall ,LS16 8DE

6-7 July – Walk of Art Horsforth ,Venue -Tithe House ,Town Street ,Horsforth,LLS18 5LJ

6-7-8 Sept 2024 Art in the garden ,Sheffield Botanical Gardens S10 2LN

14-15 September Adel Artists Garden show ,17 Whinfield, Leeds LS16 6AB

27-28-29 September -New Artist fair ,Old Truman Brewery,Brick Lane, London E1 6QL

Hello there !

I am a healthcare professional originally from India but settled with family in the UK for more than 25 years . I developed art as a hobby about 7-8 years ago to balance the pressures of work life and am increasingly immersed in it ! I love the creative freedom and zen feeling it gives me when I paint and when my painting emotionally connects with a collector I feel the circle of creativity has found its meaning ! From my roots in India ,I am influenced by brighter colours and themes but I have also learnt the restraint and quiet elegance of the textures and colours to be found in the British countryside where I live so I hope you can see a good mix of of both cultures in my works!

I am largely self taught,but in the last year I have commenced a Mastery programme in Fine Arts with Milan Art Institute and am buzzing with new ideas and skills. As a result you will see a variety of subjects in my art and an evolving style that I hope you will enjoy . A particular thrill about the process of my alcohol ink paintings that I would like to share is that they are usually made without the use of a brush which I think adds a lovely organic flow to those paintings . You can read more about my process on the About page .

Minu in room with art on wall'An Evening in Venice', Minu Achrekar ‘An Evening In

In the last 6-8 years I have been fortunate to conduct three solo exhibitions and exhibited my art in several group shows both in UK and abroad , notably at Flux London 2023 , Harrogate Art fair 2024,Nehru Centre ,Worli 2021 and 2023. Also won an award from Leeds Civic Trust in June 2023 and my art has been featured in calendars, newspapers and I have been in a number of radio interviews!

I have also raised thousands of pounds for Children charities like Candlelighters in Leeds , Barnardos (UK) and Naam Foundation for famine struck farmers in India.

I am hugely grateful to my art community and collectors who have shown their support throughout and my family who have quietly stood by me in my creative endeavours. Art has drawn so many people close to me, it feels like one big family!

So I invite you to please check out my gallery pages .You can use the contact page to let me know what appeals to you as I would love to have your feedback ! Please also join my email list to stay in touch with me.

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And if you would like something made specially for your family it would be an honour and pleasure to create this for you . Please see my commissions page on how you can contact me for this !

Welcome again !

'A Quiet Corner in Venice', Minu Achrekar.
'An Evening in Venice', Minu Achrekar
'Gondolas Resting at Dusk, Venice'

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COMMISSION an Original painting by Minu :

Minu offers a bespoke commission service and each piece is priced on the individual requirements according to style, size and frame choice.

There is currently a waiting list of 3 months.

If you are interested in discussing a new commission piece, please get in touch using the form and Minu will be in touch to discuss your needs.