A Visual Journey
In Dubai since 1989, Mamta Valrani epitomizes the anything-is-possible spirit of the vibrant city. During her time in the UAE, she has built a strong portfolio of private collectors from Saudi Arabia, France, USA, London, Australia, India and Dubai, where she includes members of the Royal Family as some of her most loyal customers.
A career in art was not an obvious choice for her. She openly admits to being considered weak at art during her school days. Balancing a career in banking at the time, she strived to improve her art. On seeing her first attempts, her friends suggested she not give up her day job!
Of the numerous people she has gained inspiration from over the years, Mamta cites three individuals who guided her growth into the person she has become. First was her teacher Puja, who taught her the basic concepts of drawing and form. Second was Seemita, who showed her how to immerse the rich colours associated with her upbringing in Jaipur, the 'Pink City,' and introduce this fusion of pigments and the ornate culture of Rajasthan into her work.
It was however, Eva, who had the greatest impact on Mamta's art. "Working alongside Eva taught me to set my mind free, not to be afraid, to let go and to paint from the heart. I learned how to blend textures and different materials, all of which you can see in my work today."
In 2011 she featured in an art exhibition held at The National Museum of Riyadh: Reflections: Women in Art.' A collaboration between HRH Princess Adelah bint Abdulla, chairperson of the consultative committee at the museum, and the Embassy of India, the initiative aimed to build bridges and extend cultural communication between different societies.
In 1998, Mamta's work was featured in the Dubai Artists Exhibition organized by the Dubai International Art Centre where she was invited to participate as a Dubai resident and DIAC member artist, displaying oil on canvas pieces.
2014 saw Mamta's work showcased through live demonstrations in Deira Citi Centre Mall celebrating the 40th anniversary of the founding of the United Arab Emirates.
In 2002 she was commissioned to produce artwork for the CEO's suite by the Energy Company in Abu Dhabi.
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In 2009 she featured in 'Kaleidoscope,' an Indian Embassy Initiative where she was part of a group exhibiting the work of Emirati and Indian artists resident in the UAE.