A young painter from Hyderabad has become a rising star in the world of art thanks to his passion and determination. Jamalpur Mahesh Kumar was inspired by his father and tutored by a drawing guru while still in school. He faced financial hurdles during his undergraduate studies, but the encouragement and assistance of his teachers and friends helped him overcome these struggles. He has since established himself as a successful artist, with his paintings even being gifted to high-profile figures such as the Prime Minister and Home Minister of India.
Mahesh’s success is the result of years of hard work, dedication, and an unwavering passion for his craft. He remembers the challenging journey he embarked upon as a painter, with obstacles, self-doubt, and financial constraints. But his love for art kept him going, pushing him to explore new horizons despite the hurdles. During those early years, he had to think outside the box to sustain his passion. That’s when the idea of organising summer camps for children sprouted within him.
With sheer determination, Mahesh gathered art supplies, rented a small space, and opened the doors to young, eager minds. Those summer camps not only allowed him to share his knowledge and love for painting but also provided him with a means to earn some much-needed income. Witnessing the joy and creativity in those young artists’ eyes fuelled his own artistic fire, igniting a renewed sense of purpose and determination. Today, Mahesh works as a teacher in Mahbubnagar and continues to create stunning works of art that capture the hearts and minds of art lovers everywhere.