Meet the young Picasso of Ajmer, who has painted the city walls

A few months ago while commuting between different places in Ajmer, we could notice the walls in the city were discoloured and stained with spit and other marks, which made them look horrible. Now, the same walls have been transformed into beautiful walls with strikingly colourful murals on them. You can find these walls at several locations in the city. Among those who have worked hard to paint those walls, there is a young talented artist Akansha Sharma, a BA second-year student at Sophia College.

Akansha is just 18 years old and has painted about 11 walls in Ajmer and nearby places like Kishangarh and Pushkar. She has been actively painting since she was in just 3rd or 4th standard and has already won more than 100 awards. “I tend to forget everything when I paint, I know it requires a lot of patience for the final outcome. But when your artwork is ready, the feeling you get is worth the wait. When you see your imagination turned into reality with colours, the feeling is beyond words,” shares Akansha.

Akansha has displayed her paintings in a few exhibitions held in Ajmer Literature festival and Suchna Kendra, Ajmer. Some of the awards and certificate the young artists have received are Eklavya award; Junior Picasso National painting competition in Delhi, 2011; Camlin contest zonal level silver medal in Jaipur, 2012; Certificate of appreciation from Indian Army, 2014; Second prize in district level painting comp by Ajmer district administration, 2017 and more.