I’m Mansi (phonetic spelling: Maan-see) and I love experimenting with various media.
As a kid, I’d spend hours transforming photographs into watercolor paintings, losing myself in another world. There were no expectations, no parameters, no pressure. It was just me, my paintbrushes and my tubes of color.
Circuitous Path to Art
Somewhere in my adulthood, my artistic desires got eaten up by a full-time communications job, marriage and parenthood. Motherhood has been, and always will be, a priority for me, but in the midst of raising a human being, I felt a strong urge to do something selfishly for me.
So, I took to fluid acrylic pours (which were the trendy new thing back in 2014). For someone who had never done abstracts, it opened up a whole new world!
I had zero expectations from myself, no professional reviews to worry about, no skills to master. I could just be.
Within two months of pouring paints on canvases, I started getting orders from friends and former colleagues. A new path had emerged and I found myself walking down it boldly, working from a little corner of our family room.
MansiMakes was born and my paintings found their way in local gift stores, cafés, restaurants and our local library.
Art as an Extension of the Self
Today, I create art, for myself, my soul and my heart. Some people are drawn to my work and want to learn how to tune inwards, not just create art for media consumption. I welcome them with open arms. I firmly believe that art heals…it is a safe sanctuary that can help you discover and re-discover your self. It is a tool that can introduce a pause into your life.
As much as I love creating with authenticity, I love sharing my knowledge and being by your side as you reconnect with your carefree inner child, listen to your intuitions and learning how you, too, can just be.
If you are interested in my favorite tools, supplies or local/online classes, please visit this page.
Thank you for joining me on this adventure as I experiment, learn and continue creating with my heart first, hands second.