My name is Rakhee Krishna and I am the artist behind Art For Happy People.
Like most of you, I have also become a lot of things, as life unfolded. Life demanded many roles from me and right now I am a mother, a wife, an artist ,a philosopher ,and a traveller who loves to paint, read, travel, write,dream of chocolates and cook. I am born and raised in India and later moved to The Netherlands. I live in a typical little Dutch city in the south of Netherlands with my wonderful husband and my little boy. I enjoy good music, books, movies, good conversations, baking and a tiny bit of gardening. I also love collecting antics and vintage items especially china tea cups.
Art For Happy People is philosophy presented in an artistic way! I have a masters degree in philosophy and religion and I try to combine my love for art and philosophy by making art for happy people. I am self-taught and I am inspired by what I feel and how I feel. My emotions guide me when I am painting.
I have a little shop on Etsy where I sell my whimsical /positive / philosophical art.
You can also find my work at The Heritage gallery in America and prints of my work on FineArtAmerica.
I try to tell a philosophy every time I create and the best thing I like about my work is that everything is possible.
I have a history of physical illness. I have made many impulsive choices which landed me with the wrong people( which explains my naïve and limited understanding of other fellow beings). I have been pushed around and bullied by a lot of people around me....(the list goes on ). But my story did not end there. My life was not meant to be a sad story. I dint want that. I wanted my '' happy ending ''. So my story only got the fuel, the drive, the need to continue my journey, which took me across frozen rivers in the Himalayas ,to be in the presence of the Dalai Lama , meet great Vedanta teachers,to open my heart to the lectures of Karma pa of Tibet , to the dunes of the mighty Thar desert and also my journey of life which turned me into a daughter ,sister, wife and a mother.
I am still trying to figure out how I managed to stand on top of world's first, second and third highest mountain passes( with a spinal deformity),how I cope with my hip instability and how I am trying to live a happy, contended life with constant pain!
I am making small steps to make myself a better/ happier person. And I want to share my journey with you here, hoping that something I write or paint, will bring a positive change to someone's life.
I look forward to share the philosophies behind my art ,my travel diaries and why I make Art for happy people.I will also be featuring some wonderful artist's here who inspire me and make me smile.
Thank you for your time. I shall write again soon.
Till we meet again, I am leaving you with one of my favourite quotes:
The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive ~ Thích Nhat Hạnh
Love & positive thoughts,
The travelling artist / Art For Happy People