About being a doctor and a passionate artist….
Gita Vasa is my artist name. My real name is much associated with my primary profession of being a medical doctor in the field of Radiation Oncology. I live and work in the beautiful City of Berlin, Germany since many years.
I had always thought that Medicine was my calling, but my heart was passionately beating for another specialty all through. The fine art.
As far I can think back, I have always been painting and drawing. As a child, I used to admire the botanical drawings of my older cousins and sit for hours, admiring. I remember trying to copy those complicated drawings at the tender age of six.
My father, a doctor himself, supported me in my artistic work. I finished my medical studies in Berlin but I always spent enough time for my beloved art.
Art has always inspired me, and I was attracted to colors and paints like a bee to a flower. Every spare minute was spent to paint and draw. It was and is the best addiction I could ever have.
As an auto didact, I have taken part in umpteen number of courses and classes in the past years to be inspired by other artists. I was an art student of the late Professor Daoud Anad for many years. He taught me various techniques in the lovely and scenic city of Potsdam, Germany. Later, my art work got a dramatic boost by the superb online classes by the professional South African Maestro artists Dennis Clark and Nolan Clark (www.paintbasket.com). The number of hours I spent on self-teaching surely exceeds the duration of a university course, I suppose. Artists, in general, inspire me and each encounter deepens my knowledge.
My paintings are influenced by my deep love and endless craving for nature and animals and I prefer to be realistic in my paintings. All mediums fascinate me, water colours are my favourite. The modern world offers so many fascinating products.
I am fortunate to be tutored currently under Prof. Friedrich Porsdorf, a famous German maestro artist. His influence can be seen in the boldness of me using colours. (https://friedrichporsdorf.de/)
So, let me invite you to sit back with a cup of tea and stroll through my website and get inspired!
Please don’t forget to leave a comment in the comment section. It keeps me motivated and inspires me to be creative.