Murali Nagapuzha’s paintings are set in garden or jungle have an idyllic setting
I came to know him through his paintings I had seen while surfing the Net. We came to know each other through emails and telephone calls. I found him to be simple, clear of heart, affable and down to earth. He was unlike artist one comes across in a city. City-bred/settled artist are smart and realize soon which way the wind is blowing. They see the trend and generally follow it, call it survival instinct. They too have a livelihood to make! But then soon loose what is unique in them. Their individuality. Their creative space.
Murali Nagapuzha is like his paintings—very naïve. Brimming with childhood innocence.
I like his works because of its vibrant and colourful Kerala landscape. One day I asked him if he could get me saplings of the plants he has featured in his paintings (Buying his painting was out question with my salary). And a week later Murali sent me seeds of four plants, Raja Malli, Shell plants and rest two which he could not name.
I intend to plant the seeds soon after my plot is cleaned of the monsoon growth. I have checked the images of Raja Malli and Shell plant but I have to wait for the rest two to grow and flower to know their names. Once I get them I shall post them on the blog.
I’m waiting for my other friends to send me seeds.