Shuchi Muley of Bhopal paints for film on Van Gogh

Shuchi Muley 34, from Bhopal  is blurring the lines between painting and filmmaking in the world's first feature-length painted animation on Van Gogh, 'Loving Vincent'.

Produced by Oscar-winning British producer Hugh Welchman, Shuchi Muley,  is one of 100 "Van Gogh artists" who are painting 62,000 frames in oils, from footages projected atop their desks, to uncover the story of the painter's death.

Shuchi was selected by Welchman's team from among thousands of amateur and professional painters across the world. Every brushstroke conveys a sense of movement and 12 paintings cover just one second of the film on the edit table of Welchman's pathbreaking venture after his 2008 Oscar-winning film, 'Peter & The Wolf'.

Shuchi Muley was selected after a rigorous three-day test at the Gdansk studios in June. Shuchi was not a painter by profession. Growing up in Bhopal, she studied at St Theresa School and later trained as a computer programmer from a local engineering college. While she dabbled in software and landed a cushy job in India's cyber capital, Bengaluru, she always craved for oils and canvas.

In 2014, she quit her job and went on a world tour, training herself in the nuances of art at prominent studios in San Francisco and 
Paris. Shuchi came across the Loving Vincent trailer on Facebook and was finally selected for the task.

Read full report in the Times Of India
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