Later, she went to Chennai and acquired professional tips on her passion, which has enabled her to effortlessly dabble with most medium of art, be it ceramic pots, wax candles, water, oil or charcoal paintings, pencil sketches, Tanjore painting, paper and organdy flower making, embroidery, fabric painting, mehendi designs, quick crafts, glass paintings, moulding and intricate jewellery making with beads, silver and gold. Padmaja imparts these skills by conducting various hobby classes titled 'Prakrti' for children during holidays.
All along these years, Padmaja completed her MA in Hindi Literature with a
B.Ed degree, she then started to teach Hindi and Arts in Timpany School (ICSE) in the city. While
teaching at school occupies most part of the day, she manages to put in a couple of hours every now and then and paints on different themes. 'Ganesha'- the deity's image dominates most of her paintings and she also has a collection of Ganesha idols from a miniature size of 5 cms made of mercury and silver to bigger idols in lacquer, ceramic, clay, crystal and
"If time would permit, my dream is to make a 8 feet tall painting of Lord
Venkateswara with Padmavathi, for my hubby M. Madhusudhan" says Padmaja. A small private place to pursue her works of art at home is another dream she wants to
Padmaja also undertakes works on order. Interested persons can email their requirements