M O O N L I G H T I N G
DEEPTI NAVAL’S soaking
in the monsoon magic, only to reach for her paint brush in an
instant, to capture the mood on canvas.
Painting is one hobby actress Deepti Naval goes back to when she
feels like it. “I have painted since my college days, but
for almost a decade, it took a backseat because I was neck-deep
in acting. In the past decade I rediscovered this hobby,”
she says. A nature enthusiast and fond of trekking, Naval has
traveled most of the regions of the Himalayas. When she is home,
she translates some of the scenic beauty on canvas. Oil on canvas
is her medium, while landscape and figures form her subjects.
Sometime ago, she held an exhibition at the Jehangir Art Gallery
and will hold another, once “I accumulate some more works”.
Though no time is fixed for painting, Naval normally sits with
her brushes and colours when she is at home. And when she’s
Naval is also a poet in her own right, with a Hindi collection
Lamha-Lamha to her credit. (Another in English is in the pipeline.)
And then she does photography too. “All of these five give
me a creative satisfaction, but painting is what I relate to a
Painting, acting, photography and poetry, Naval packs up a lot
in a day’s work.