Artist Spotlight: Anisha Pulla


Photo used with permission of Anisha Pulla

Junior Anisha Pulla finishes up a custom-made birthday card for a friend.

Sakina Tahir, Staff Writer

By day, junior Anisha Pulla is a studious and hardworking student, yet by night she is an artist who spends time honing her drawing abilities, translating her perceptions of different aspects of the world into original creations.

What are some of your biggest artistic influences?
My biggest influence would be listening to music because there are lots of emotions and subjects to transform into painting when listening to any kind of music.

How do you develop your art skills?
The way I gauge whether a piece is good is if others can feel the emotion I tried to depict in the image. Since I have only now started focusing on my art, I improve by just practicing and constantly trying new material or starting new pieces.

Where do you find inspiration?
For me, I have always loved art and I find beauty in the scenes around me. There’s always a situation where you feel connected with your emotions and that’s when I take a mental screenshot to use for later.

When is your favorite time of day to create?
I usually work on my art late at night alone in my art/storage room because it’s quiet and I can work peacefully and privately.

What motivates you to create?
In my daily life I notice myself taking pictures of images or scenes I want to use as reference for later. Usually my vision for what the end result might look like is what motivates me to start.

Does art help you in other areas of your life?
Art also helps me with my writing and reading abilities because I am able to put the words that I write or read into a picture.

How do you define success as an artist?
Nothing but practice and experimenting helps with becoming a better artist. Everything you create is in [your own hands], so the more you put into it, the more your art skills develop.