Dr. Stuti Singhal, youngest daughter of Professor Sukhvir Sanghal also made her career as a Fine Artist and is continuing her father’s legacy. She got an opportunity to study painting at the Athens school of Art in 1989 and was awarded scholarship for full one year by Greek Govt. She was awarded PhD in 1994 in Fine Arts.
She has done a lot of work and owns a beautiful collection of wash paintings, oil paintings, landscapes, silk paintings and lacsit paintings. Her work has a reflection of her father’s style of work as initially she did her works under his mentorship. She has done numerous successful exhibitions and displayed her collection at various places in India which was highly appreciated by art lovers, art critics and media.
It takes months together to complete a painting in her special style while regularly working for 8 to 10 hours with a view to make the painting last for centuries. She lucidly expresses her deep human ‘bhavas’ because according to ancient aestheticians, ‘bhava’ means that pervades or spreads in the minds of social beings. Hence, ‘bhava’ with its Sanskrit root ‘bhu satyam’ means born out of inner reality, being or soul, therefore is said to pervade in the very core of human life in dual form of idea and feeling. She takes her own art classes and teaches the students from local and abroad as well.
Miss Stuti Singhal attended her courses of the studio of fresco-painting (Nopography) and the technique of portable icons (Agiography) in our school of Fine Art from beginning to end during the academic year 1989-90.
She worked with a lot of diligence in Fresco painting (Nopography) and the technique of portable icons. Her conscientiousness and creative senstiveness made her achive very good and impressive results during the short period of one year. Consequently, she managed to learn technique of traditional Byzantine painting and to pick up its true forms, and at the same time, while making use of whatever she learned, hse managed to express her own forms in traditional Indian art (style) that has been lasting for many centuries.
Apart from her own artistic talents and her love for work, she distinguised herself for her understanding nobility and character. In addition to these, I would like to say that her talents and her love for Greek environment enabled her to make remarkablr progress in learning Greek language. I heartily hop that she would always enjoy good luck and avial good opportunities for continuously pursuing her efforts in the field.
- Constantinnos G. Xinopolous, Professor of the School of Fine Arts (Athens) 13th June 1990
I had the pleasure to have STUTI SINGHAL as a student at the painting studio where i am the director. When she came to join our studio, she already knew her country's traditional drawing and this had the consequence of enriching our study and our thought with new and special figures that are found in her art.
In the studio, she was hard working, progressive, generous and reflective, she participated in the conversations and tried to cooperate with others. So, I think that during this period that she worked with us she studied very seriously the Greek and Byzantine Art and joined many elements from our tradition. She studied the art that starts from the natures observation and she matched it with her art.
I am sure that she will progress in the hard road of Art and I wish her good luck.
- Hronis Mpotsogla, Professor of the School of Fine Arts (Athens) 10th Aug 1990