Welcome to the sixth day of Meylah’s Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway! To celebrate today we want to introduce Chirag Vedullapalli, my son, who was our inspiration to bring Meylah together. Chirag is 9 years old and in the 3rd grade. He is very passionate about helping the community through his art and started his journey to become an artist 4 years ago. He has completed over 150 paintings in that time, which can be viewed from his Flickr Photostream. In addition to Flickr, Chirag also manages his community network through his fan page on Facebook.
Check out Chirag in action!
Chirag sells his artwork in the range of $30 up to $200 and the proceeds are donated to his favorite organizations that help kids. In his short career, he has already raised over $3000 to support the Children’s Hospital in Seattle along with his class at school and other local charities. To scale the impact he can make, he has started an organization called Creative Children for Charity which focuses on children creating works of art to raises money for the Children’s Hospital.
Here is one of his creations that he calls "Seattle Through My Eyes"
"Color Combo is the painting about still life. I created this painting because my mom loved a similar painting I had done at my Fall City art class. So I got to work! This painting shows the sky, hills, and a large grassy land. The grassy land is represented by the golden hue. I used orange in the middle to represent the hills, and purple to show the sky when the sun has set. I put about 3 layers of every color to create the depth in each area. Then I started to blend different colors into my base colors to make it rich such as green into gold, red into orange and pink into purple. Other details I added are a barn, the river, some trees, and last about 10 birds. This made the painting come to life."
To win Color Combo today, Chirag would like to receive comments on any of the following topics:
- What do you like about my art?
- How do I mature as an artist?
- How do I network with other child artists?
Thank you Chirag for being the inspiration for us all!