I am Lakshmi Ramesh. I have a Master's degree in Mathematics from IISER Mohali. I am a visual artist who works primarily with pen and paper, in portraits and self-portraits. I enjoy telling personal stories through narrative portraiture and occasionally supplement these inked sketches with gouache, watercolour and colour pencils.
Taking care of one's mental health is often an exercise in maintaining balance in an unbalanced world. Keeping oneself centred and calm, while life keeps happening, requires an awareness of everything that is going on while listening to one's own thoughts and feelings. I have attempted to depict this idea through this artwork, which is a self-portrait in pen and ink, watercolour, and colour pencil.