Divya Amin: The young girl with a potential to become a great painter

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By Dr. Eugene D’Souza, Moodubelle
Pictures by Anil Alva
Bellevision Media Network

Moodubelle, 01 September 2010: She is young and has great potential to become a great painter. Meet Divya Amin of Moodubelle who had recently participated in the painting exhibition organized by Artists’ Forum of Udupi through Drishya School of Arts at Gallery Dristi from 22nd to 28th August 2010. She was one of the 28 renowned painters who had exhibited their paintings.


Divay was born on 4th December 1986 as the last among three children of Shekhar and Baby Amin. Divya’s elder sister, Priya manages the Blossom Beauty Parlour in Moodubelle and her brother, Sandeep works in Udupi.



Divya had her primary and high school education in Moodubelle and PUC in St. Cicelies Girls PU College, Udupi. Later, she did her graduation from the Poorna Prajna College, Udupi. As a student, Divya was interested in drawing right from the primary school. While in the fourth standard she participated in drawing competition and secured first prize for her drawing of a peacock.


While studying in the tenth standard, Divya developed greater interest in drawing and painting, especially in water colours. Her talent was recognized by the drawing teacher, Yeshwant Shenoi, the drawing teacher of St. Lawrence High School who helped her in developing further her talent for painting. While in the tenth standard, Divya got the first prize in a competition for her painting of a pair of butterflies.


After completing SSLC in 2003, Divya was at home without knowing what she should do next. Her aunt, Mrs. Veena Deepak advised her to join English Speaking Course in Vivekananda English Speaking Institution, Udupi. When she went to take admission, she was surprised to see a number of excellent pencil shading portraits on the wall and inquired about the person who had drawn those portraits. She was told that the sketches were done by one Rajesh Shetty from Atthradi.


Having known that Divya had a talent for drawing and painting and realizing her interest in this form of art, Divya’s aunt, Mrs. Veena Deepak suggested to her that she could pursue both English Speaking Course and painting by attending the English Speaking Course in the morning and attend the Drishya School of Arts near Alankar theatre in the afternoon.


Divya did two months of English Speaking Course and continued her drawing classes in Drishya School of Arts. Meanwhile, she got admission to PUC Course in St. Cicelies PU College, Udupi and continued attending the drawing and painting classes till she reached Second PUC.


In the beginning Divya was taught the pencil shading in the Drishya School of Arts. Meanwhile, there was an advertisement in Udyavani for state level ‘Anche-kunche’ pencil shading competition to draw the picture of Dr. Shivram Karantha sponsored by the Rotary Club. Divya participated in this competition while she was doing her First PUC and also attending the Drishya School of Arts. In this competition, Divya secured the prestigious first prize.


After winning the first prize at the state level competition, Divya decided to try her hand at painting in water colour. During this time a painting exhibition was held by Drishya School of Arts in which Divya presented her water colour paintings. In one painting she depicted a temple and in another, a row of temple pillars. Both paintings were purchased by two different art lovers. After completing Second PUC in Arts subject, Divya decided to join for graduation course in the PPC College, Udupi. As she had to concentrate on her studies, Divya stopped attending the Drishya School of Arts.



After completing graduation, Divya joined Reliance Web World Udupi where she worked for four months and later started working in Prakash Retail Private Limited as HR Assistant where she still works since one year.


Though busy in her daily work schedule, Divya continued her interest in painting during spare time. She got a big opportunity recently when she participated in a painting exhibition of Artists’ Forum, Udupi put up by Drishya School of Arts at Gallery Dristi from 22nd to 28th August 2010. In this prestigious painting exhibition, twenty eight painters presented two paintings each. Divya’s acrylic paintings included a Rajasthani Haveli scene and Padmanabhapuram temple scene. Her paintings were appreciated by many viewers and art lovers.



Divya is keen in pursuing her interest in painting and would like to experiment with other mediums such as oil painting and would like to participate in many more exhibitions. Divya is grateful to Mr. Ramesh Rao, Principal of Drishya School of Arts and also the President of the Artists Forum Udupi and all the art teachers-Ganesh, Prasad, Prakash and Shailesh for their encouragement and continuous support in developing her talent for painting. Divya has great potential to become a great painter and make a name in the art world.


Comments on this Article
Sylvia carol mendonca, abudhabi Tue, June-11-2013, 4:08
Congratulations dear.god bless you and wishing you all the very best for ur bright future.
Jason Soans, Pune Fri, May-17-2013, 2:42
Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.your talents are the gift that God has given to u... What u make of your talents is your gift back to God.Talent is a gift, but character is a choice. god bless.....
amit, mumbai Sun, June-26-2011, 11:05
superb,mind blowing paintings divya
G N Raju, Hyderabad Thu, May-26-2011, 8:24
Excellent paintings and I wish to continue the same and acheive many more good futures
shubham, vasia Fri, April-1-2011, 12:38
Your drawing is very nice.
rashmi, chennai, rayapuram Mon, February-21-2011, 3:42
hi divya im rashmi ur paitings very superb wishing u all success in lyf bye.
divya amin, nallasopara Sun, February-20-2011, 3:36
very nice best of luck
sangamesh, Tumku Gubbi Sun, December-26-2010, 11:14
Hi Divya,,Wish all the best fr ur future
Lavina, Moodubelle Wed, December-15-2010, 4:27
It s an interesting and very impressive collection of work of art.your work is beautiful in both colour and perspective. Hope you will get whatever you wish in your life. Keep it up. Good luck Divya!!!
Munna, Tumkur Mon, December-13-2010, 8:25
Hi Divya,,Wish all the best fr ur future,
vinay raj, moodubelle Wed, December-8-2010, 4:23
I proud of you. Keep it up. Best of luck your classmate vinay raj ( vicky dance group)
Avil lobo, dubai Sun, December-5-2010, 1:58
Realy very mindblowing work .Can say star of belle.
sannu monis, moodubelle Sat, November-13-2010, 1:23
great work! great talent! keep it up. good bless you.
vinoda j shetty, thirlapalke Sat, November-6-2010, 4:13
Hi Divya this Vinoda your sister Priya's friend....... You are super talented yaaar.... Congrats!!
sitaram nayak, moodubelle Fri, November-5-2010, 3:27
super top class paintings all the best
Shalet Martis, Kattingeri / Moodubelle Sat, October-30-2010, 11:47
Hey,Divya,congratulations!!.All the best to you,and wishing every success in ur life.Congrats once again.
vishwanath, nellikatte Tue, October-26-2010, 6:17
hai...your painting really nice and awesome
Rajesh, Udupi Sun, October-3-2010, 4:19
Hi Divya,nice to see your paintings and good to know that you inspired by my paintings..keep going,God bless you..
valita, moodubelle Fri, October-1-2010, 5:56
awesome paintings Divya.All the very best for ur future.
Avinash Jason, moodubelle Thu, September-30-2010, 12:21
beautifull paintings. . . congratalations Divya. . . wish you all success to yo bright future
rita/baptist rodrigues, MUMBAI/DUBAI Thu, September-30-2010, 8:41
Divya, Moodubelle Thu, September-30-2010, 4:51
sathish, moodubelle/bharin Wed, September-29-2010, 10:14
superb painting pc....congratulation..divya,wish u all best for u r...success in life..
Allan mathias, chennai Tue, September-28-2010, 11:39
congradutions Divya.... all the best for your bright future. fantastic art.. carry on
Anitha m quadras, PANIYOOR/ISRAEL Tue, September-28-2010, 4:06
hi divya congratulations,wish you all the best,god bless you
joy, belle Tue, September-28-2010, 2:36
congratulations...wish you all the best and bright future...
Rajesh, Bangalore Tue, September-28-2010, 12:28
Divya, nice to see your comments that you inspired by my paintings...keep going..all the best
Rakesh, Moodubelle Tue, September-28-2010, 12:23
Congratulation Divya,,Wish all the best fr ur future,
precilla menezes, bille,virginia usa Tue, September-28-2010, 10:49
Beautiful Paintings!!!Congratulations Divya.May god bless you.Wish you all the best in your bright future.
Francis J. Saldanha, Moodubelle / Bahrain Tue, September-28-2010, 9:37
Lovely paintings! Treat to see these wonderful pictures. The young lady is very talented. God bless you Divya. All the very best for a bright future.
Prakash alva, Moodubelle/ Israel Tue, September-28-2010, 3:29
Superb paintings...Congratulations Divya...Wish you all the very best.
Ronald Sabi, Moodubelle Tue, September-28-2010, 2:19
Fantastic art and pictures! All the best!!
Avil Janet Dalmeida, Moodubelle Dubai Tue, September-28-2010, 2:17
Congratulations Divya... God Bless you Wish you all the very best for your bright future... we are proud of you...
Ancilla, Mattar/Mumbai Tue, September-28-2010, 2:00
Nice to see such beautiful paintings and sketches. Congratulations Divya for winning so many prizes. Keep painting you will reach the heights. Wish you all the best.
Ashwini, Thirlapalke Tue, September-28-2010, 1:25
hey this is simply suppereb , all the best fo your bright future
krishna prasad shetty, udupi Tue, September-28-2010, 12:45
hi divya,iam the director of veta udupi,congratulations and really proud of you,keep it up,god bless you all and the sketches which you saw at veta udupi are done by my brother rajesh shetty,presently working for wipro.if possible pls visit veta udupi.take care and best of luck.iam proud to say that you are a old student of veta,it motivated you to become a good artist.
kenneth, moodubelle/dubai Mon, September-27-2010, 11:58
awesome paintings...pic no5 is superb...all the very best Divya...wishing you all the success in lyf...
Akil Vijay DSouza, Moodubelle/Bangalore Mon, September-27-2010, 3:15
Superb Paintings!!! Congratulations Divya... God Bless you... Wish you all the very best for your bright future...
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