She was a beautiful person as well as a fine artist, but it is her beauty as a person I will miss the most.
I am including in this post information about her and an example of her work
Born August 26, 1946 died September 14, 2009
An artist by heart, she always tried to create beauty in art form, either on canvas or in fabric. Color combinations and the cubist style were her specialty. Her paintings were a true picture of her inner feeling. She chose to concentrate on Batik, an ancient art form of wax resist dying of cloth. She decorated both wearable and non-wearable silk fabrics.
Kumkum studied in the prestigious University Visva Bharati, Santinketan, India to receive her undergraduate degree in fine art. Then continued studies to receive a post diploma in Fine Art. She also took courses at Marshall University, in Huntington, WV in Commercial art.
After marriage, fine arts were put on hold for a more important task. She devoted herself to the raising of her two sons. As such, the space for art went empty for 20 years. After her sons were raised she was able again to devote much time to fine arts and the development of her own style.
Her work is in both public and private collection both in India and the USA. She is a showcase artist at Tamarack and an important member of The Renaissance Art Gallery. She has taught Batik to many students, so leaves a legacy of artists behind her.
Her life was a song to the importance of generosity, family, love, devotion and beauty.