Shivali Mathur is an accomplished artist, art educator, and entrepreneur who has made significant contributions to Singapore's art scene for over two decades. As the Co-founder and Director of STROKEARTS STUDIO PTE LTD, she has played a crucial role in providing high-quality art education to people of all ages through various avenues, such as art classes, seminars, community art projects, and corporate events.
Shivali holds a diploma in Commercial Arts from Jaipur Polytechnic College in India, as well as a Master's in Sociology and a Bachelor of Arts from Rajasthan University in India. She has an impressive portfolio of work, including having her name entered in the Singapore Book of Records for creating the longest handmade Toran with Sengkang West Community CACC, Singapore, and participating in the President Charity Exhibition 2015 with 9 paintings on display. One of her paintings, 'Integration,' was even printed on EZ-Link Cards, and others were featured on Singapore Postal Stamps.
Shivali's artistic pursuits extend to community wall murals at Esplanade, Rangoli art displays at Singapore Bird Park and Zoo, and conducting art activities and workshops at various schools and institutions. She has exhibited her work at events organized by the India Tourism Board and Temple of Fine Arts and has also taught at the Indian Club wing of the Singapore Management University (SMU). Moreover, Shivali has served as a Co-Curricular Activity coach at the Global Indian International School at the East Coast Campus.
As an Indian artist, Shivali has represented India at the South Asian Art Exhibition held in Singapore by the Temple of Fine Arts. Her work has been showcased at several exhibitions, including art:Gwangju, South Korea, Jaipur Art Summit, India, and Art Fiesta 2022, Varnam Singapore.
Kumuda Krovvidi is a qualified Chartered Accountant, who has a keen interest in drawing and painting,
She is especially interested in exploring and recreating in her paintings the beauty of Ajanta mural art. The Ajanta caves are a treasure trove of mural paintings in the Buddhist viharas and chaityas and depict the jataka stories and stories of the life of the Buddha before he became the ‘Enlightened One’. The figures have a unique posture called the ‘tribhanga’, where the head, torso and waist are at different angles and create an impression of subtle grace in their form.
She has a keen interest in and explores Indian Art such as Indian Miniature Paintings and Indian Folk Art styles such as, Madhubani, Warli, Kalamkari and Pata Chitra.
She has completed a one year course in Basic Western Art from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts(NAFA) .She loves to teach art to adults and children that includes sketching, drawing, and use of different media such as water colors, poster colors, acrylics and oil colors. She has been a Co-Curricular Activity Coach for the subject “Indian Folk Art Study and Painting” with the Global Indian International School at the Queenstown campus.