Smt PREMALATHA has been a professional Tanjore Painting Artist for the past 25 years. She has held many Tanjore Painting Exhibitions in India and abroad. Though trained in the traditional tanjore painting style, she has incorporated many new techniques and stunning innovations. Apart from the Hindu pantheon of Gods and Goddesses, her portfolio includes diverse themes. Her creations include themes from Geet Govinda, Ramayana, Mahahabharat, etc. Of late, she has done lot of three-dimensional (Super embossing) work.
Premalatha started her career as a teacher of fine arts which included painting and music (both vocal and instrumental).But for the past 20 years she has concentrated on teaching students the traditional art of TANJORE PAINTING.
Tanjore paintings were greatly patronized by the Maratha rulers of tanjore during the 19th century. The paintings are characterized by embellishments of semi-precious stones, pearls glass pieces and gold leaves. The subjects of these pictures are mainly gods from the Hindu pantheon. The colors are vivid, vibrant and contrasting. No attempts are made at shading. Typically, the figures appear exaggerated in size and shape. The ornaments are intricate and ostentations.
Premalatha has held exhibitions and conducted several worshops both in India and abroad. Though there is considerable demand for quality Tanjore paintings, she has made no attempt to commercialize her art.Her aim is to popularize the Tanjore painting tradition. Towards this end she has introduced several innovations so that the paintings are within reach of all. Once created, the painting becomes a THING OF BEAUTY AND A JOY FOR EVER.