#ARTISTSPEAK: Where to Start, with Resin Art with Purnima

Hello, I am Purnima, a landscape architect and part time resin artist. In this article I’m going to talk about my start with resin, and how it evolved into something incredible and fulfilling.

I found this fairly fascinating material, after my masters as my Instagram feed was filled with incredibly aesthetic photographs of this brilliant medium. I couldn’t help but feel a strong sense of infatuation. This made me attend workshops and discover ocean art

The ocean art theme has always been one that excites me. I loved the way the white of the resin contrasts with the colours of the ocean to replicate the beauty and texture of wave. With every piece of art I created, I realised just how brilliant and beautiful this material is. Working with resin can be objectively therapeutic, calming and addictive. Very soon it became what I wanted to do full time. 

So, to everyone looking to start– here is what I believe you must know about resin.

Googling can be overwhelming, and information fatigue is a real thing. What really worked for me was reaching out and finding a mentor and going for workshops.

The art community in India is incredibly helpful and kind, and everybody is more than willing to share what they have learnt. 

Finding a bunch experienced artists you can approach for questions through your journey. This can be extremely useful and make you a lot more comfortable. Mistakes are inevitable, but this makes dealing with them easier. Epoxy resin and the weather go hand in hand, and it really helps to talk to people who have bean through multiple seasons and created art in a variety of varying temperatures and humidity levels. 

As for selling, an important responsibility as an entrepreneur is to ensure quality. Before you start selling, make sure your product passes your quality checks. Sometimes, products may turn yellow after a month. Some may emit an odour. Some they may get oily on the surface. It is imperative that you make sure it doesn’t happen with products you sell. 

Just remember the practicalities that come with being a seller don’t always come in the way of your creativity as an artist.

There is space for you to succeed and grow, and there is beauty in everything you create. 

About the Author- Purnima Chitale

Purnima Chitale, is studied architecture from Dr. D Y Patil College of Architecture, Pune. She then mastered in landscape architecture from VIT’s PVP College of Architecture, Pune. Her sense of aesthetic made her discover resin art in June 2019. She founded Frozen Motion, her small business where she began selling her works of resin art soon after. Her business has now grown into a following of over a thousand people!

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