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‘Kirthi Shetty’ is the name of my art student and the title of the painting as well. I decided to paint my model after sighting her in a traditional Indian saree that grabbed my attention. Her calm, demure and pleasing personality just blossomed and surfaced in that attire, it just simply had a calming effect on me. This imagery immediately connected with me and prompted me to paint her portrait live without any hesitation. The trophy besides her is used as a metaphor to imply victory dedicated to her name. While the backdrop too is an abstract version of an Indian calligraphy dedicated to her name.