Rosaline J. John has an outlook of life that is simply positive. Her paintings guide you to the inspiring world of bright colors and vibrant thoughts.
A cancer survivor, she believes in the challenges of life. While the cruel disease disturbed, she didn’t lose her faith in life and the beautiful world around her. However, she survived the disease with prayers and medicine and recovered into the new world of colors and imagination.
Rosaline’s first painting exhibition cum sale has begun at Shrishti Art Gallery, opposite to Tagore Centenary Hall in Kozhikode.
Mythopoeia, Cosmic Symphony, Birth of a Fairy, Golden Daffodils, Swing of Spring and Fond Memory/Twist of Destiny are among her eighteen paintings in oil on canvas being displayed.
Among these, Fond Memory/Twist of Destiny is a joint work by Rosaline and her painting Guru and inspirer Artist Antony Kodankandath, who named the piece as Fond Memory while Rosaline called it Twist of Destiny.
There are fairy worlds and unfamiliar destinations that caught her imagination.
Rosaline with one of her paintings
Flowers, butterflies, lakes and sky blend with human lives and beat of universal music may be far beyond layman concept. But the visual treat of most of the paintings can easily magnetize the spectator. She has created a sublime and striking world by making perfect mix of colors and unique hallucination.
She says her paintings have nothing to say as a response to contemporary issues or vice verse, but there is a message that is based with constructive view of life.
Get prepared to face any challenge is the important thing-she underscores.
“All the movements of this universe have a rhythm; a blend of unified vibration”-says Rosaline.
Cosmic Symphony is the best sample of her artistic vision of universal rhythm.
A peacock looks back even at the playing of a string- less instrument. An intuition of life bang is omnipresent everywhere.
Mythopoeia, as in the name stands for myth and fantasy. In a serene mood in the night, blue lotus has blown. Fairies are appeared on the scene with music and beauty. All the surroundings keep you filling with evergreen thought of optimism.
Rosaline is one of the core group members of Marie Eugenie Oncology Care, Kozhikode (MEOCK), a unit of Marie Eugenie Centre for Human Development.
MEOCK stands for the well being of cancer patients by uplifting them through awareness programs and sharing of information on cancer that would be beneficial in the treatment of cancer. MEOCK also provides the necessary interactive support required.
According to her, open discussion and transparent communication can help people to fight cancer in a systematic manner and survive better than ever mainly because there are best advanced treatments available today.
Rosaline has been passionate to colors and drawings since early age. She had drawn as many as pencil drawings she can, during her school days. But she didn’t participate in competitions or demonstrate those works. Later she turned to fabric paintings and it was a commercial success thanks to her textile business. Even Rosaline is an accountant by profession; she turned to her own business and continued there until she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. She had undergone treatment including lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiation until 2008.
She says that fear of cancer never helps the patients; but deviating from those fearful thoughts and engage in the interested areas would help overcome the dreadful situation. Rosaline’s painting exhibition will conclude on 6th May, 2011.