Young visual artist Chanchal Harnot spent most of last year helping take care of her siblings. In between them and her studies she makes time for art.

“I love art because we can express our feelings, emotions and thoughts through art. It helps me relax, it frees my mind and makes me happy.”

An avid dancer, she relates the two in this way.

“Dance is a way of opening dialogue within and between individuals and groups. It is also an art form shown by people, and a means for people to see their inner feelings, thoughts and experiences.”

Do you have a routine while working?

“No I don’t have a fixed time and place, but I like to be in a silent place while painting.”