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From her palette to the walls

17 May 2019 04:09am IST

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17 May 2019 04:09am IST

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Creativity, hard work and dedication are the stepping stones that have brought 20-year-old Racheal D’Souza to great artistic heights. Café takes a stroll through her creations

‘Art is not what you see; art is what

you make others see.’ This is the principle young artist Racheal D’Souza lives by. Daughter of Ashley and Maria D’Souza, Racheal is known as Rachealart in her circle, a name given by her friends and family acknowledging her artistic tendencies. Though Racheal has a long way to go in terms of gaining recognition, her creative works are already making their way to the walls of restaurants, etc.

Growing up in a little village in North Goa, Racheal from Raintavado in Moira found a connection with pencils and crayons at a young age. Her first absolute encounter with art was at St Thomas High School, Aldona. “That was the place I fell for art completely, and it was all because of my art teacher, Miss Joyce, who taught me art with different styles and mediums,” expresses Racheal.

Soon enough, she graduated from paper to sculptures, crafts, sketches, calligraphy and even designs interior decors. It was like two hands magically touched by the creator’s love. While art may seem easy, there is a complexity to it. It requires a wild imagination, a dedication, hours of patience and an emotional bond to art which Racheal adjusts with completely.

Racheal has done many artworks for people around Goa. Mural work is one of her favourites. The recent one she completed was for the resort Alibi Goa in Calangute. She also customises shoes, bags, clothes, canvas and walls with her artwork. “Making an artwork and showing it to my friends is the best part as their reactions make me very happy. That’s where I learn from mistakes and explore new ideas,” she says.

Art to Racheal is like an escape. “It gets me into this different tangent altogether, where I can express through something that I create.”

According to her personal experience, art makes her the best version of herself, and she admits being infused with confidence once she has worked on something. Not just that, she has learnt to be expressive, and deals with difficult situations in life through the colours of her art. Seeing the world through colours is what is important to her.

Racheal describes art in today’s world as a therapy, “It’s beautiful and can treat ones in despair. It expresses individuality, creativity and inner most emotions. It is what visually enhances our world and our lives.”

After her graduation from St Xavier’s College, Mapusa, she plans on studying art and then stepping into the art dimension completely.


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