Following My Paint Brush is the story of Dulari Devi, a domestic helper who went on to become an artist in the Mithila style of folk painting from Bihar, eastern India. Dulari is from a community of fisherfolk, used to a life of hard and relentless labour.
How she discovered painting while working as a domestic labourer in an artist’s house is a moving story. She learned by doing, and very soon came to adapt artistic rules and conventions to her own expressive needs. has since been acknowledged as a reputed artist. Following My Paintbrush narrates Dulari’s momentous journey, from a worker who knew no rest to an artist who is willing to go where her imagination leads her.
This is her first book.
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