Meet the talented 11-year-old artist, Gaurik Cheruku, whose artistic prowess extends beyond his years. When he’s not busy creating awe-inspiring art, Gaurik enjoys indulging in his favorite hobbies – Soccer and Basketball. With dreams of playing in the NBA, Gaurik’s passion for basketball emerged when he first moved to a new place and witnessed a friend showcasing his basketball skills.

A young artist proudly showcasing his vibrant artworks

What inspired you to start creating art?

“Many artists around me inspired me. My mom, my aunt – they have a very fine hand in arts. My mom gives me suggestions and helps me with my artwork. Another inspiration is my 4th grade teacher, Mr. White. He taught us about abstract art.”

Gaurik draws inspiration from those close to him, particularly his mom and aunt, who have fine artistic skills. His fourth-grade teacher introduced him to the world of abstract art, sparking his interest and setting him on a creative path.

Share your favorite project or artwork that you’ve created with Nimmy’s Art?

“One of my favorite artworks I made this year is The Halloween Fox project. Its medium is Gouache Paint, one of my favorites. The fox color that we have used made it bold and bright. The details are so fine that it makes it close to reality.”

Joyful young artist proudly holds Halloween Fox Painting from Nimmy's Art Online Class

When we asked him if he could trade places for one day with one of his paintings he also said he would trade places with his paintings. Imagining himself at an NBA match, he envisions enjoying the game up close, studying strategies, and soaking in the excitement.

How has Nimmy’s Art helped you learn new techniques or develop your skills as a young artist?

“Nimmy’s art has helped me learn a lot of good skills for shading, like how to use charcoal strokes. It has taught me a lot about watercolors. I learned the technique -wet on wet. I have grown my interest in watercolors due to Nimmy’s art.”

What’s your favorite art medium in our class and why?

“I have 2 favorite art mediums. The first one is Gouache Paints because it has the advantage of drying quickly and less problem of smudging. My 2nd favorite art medium is Acrylic Paint because it has many vivid colors and the blending techniques I learned make my drawings look good.”

Tell us about your experience with Nimmy’s Art Contests!

“One of the memorable moments from one of Nimmy’s Art Contest is the Halloween Art contest. I felt totally surprised when I got a special recognition from Ms Nimmy for my work. She has posted my art on the social media page.It encouraged me and i felt very proud of myself.” 

Seeing your art on display or sharing it is awesome! How do you feel and what reactions do you usually get from friends and family?

“I feel relaxed and happy that I completed my art work following Ms. Nimmy’s directions. My family and friends feel proud and surprised that I am learning different mediums. I get good reactions like “It is really good in color and formatting.” Also, learning art work has helped me create some wonderful school projects. My teachers felt happy and impressed too.”

Young artist with Gouache Painting

What is your experience with the video lessons at Nimmy’s Art Academy?

“The video lessons in Nimmy’s Art Academy are helpful in case we miss the class, and also when we have to learn the details again. I always refer to the video and check it out for my homework. I also love to check the other videos for fun learning.”

A budding artist immersed in a Nimmy's Art Academy online lesson, captivated by creative inspiration.

What did you learn from Master Study class, share your experience?

“Something that I have learned from the Master Study is it has helped me a lot to learn about different artists like Vincent van Gogh, and Leonardo da Vinci, and what styles they use. Finally, it’s a great way to gain inspiration and refine techniques.”

Young artist proudly displaying his acrylic painting inspired by Van Gogh's Starry Night, showcasing a masterful study of impressionism.

The Master Study class, focusing on “The Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh, broadened Gaurik’s artistic knowledge. Studying different artists’ styles became a source of inspiration, refining his techniques.

If you were an art teacher, what fun subject would you choose for kids, and why?

“I would love to teach kids about art with Gouache paintings as a medium. It will be fun for kids to understand how it is different from watercolors and also they will get to know that with a dab of water, they can explore and create wonderful art.”

Young artist proudly holding his Gouache Painting, a Masterstudy of "The Scream

What’s your top advice for young artists starting out?

“One top piece of advice would be to always practice whatever you learn. Things may look hard but try to follow the instructions and it will be easy. Do try to experiment with different art mediums. Art is fun,  creating time for art with all your other subjects.”

A young artist proudly holds his vibrant unicorn rocking chair drawing, showcasing artistic talent with Prismacolors in a step-by-step tutorial.

Gaurik’s top advice for young artists is to practice consistently, follow instructions, and not be afraid to experiment with different art mediums.

Cheerful shout outs from happy parents!

“I am so happy for Gaurik and his journey so far. He is always excited to join the class. Gaurik’s favorite is used to be pencil shading but after joining Nimmy’s art his interest has extended toward color. He is creating brilliant artwork with Gouache / Acrylic colors with new techniques. 

A big shout out to Nimmy, for being a wonderful human being and art teacher. It’s so good to see how you teach kids and encourage them to always do their best with new techniques and mediums”

Young artist proudly holding charcoal drawing of holiday candles.

I wanted to take a moment to appreciate Gaurik’s incredible talent and hard work at Nimmy’s Art . His perspective towards art is truly inspiring! The dedication he put into projects like “The Halloween Fox” is evident, and it’s fantastic to see his artistic journey unfold. A big shoutout for delving into the video lessons at Nimmy’s Art Academy and for your consistent practice to enhance your artistic skills! Kudos for your dedication to improvement. ✨ Keep up the amazing work Gaurik, and remember that your creativity is making a lasting impact. Nimmy’s Art is lucky to have such a talented artist like you! – Cheers, Nimmy


We hope you had a great time reading this Artist Spotlight! Stay tuned for more!

Nimmy Melvin, the award-winning visual artist, envisions nature, the surroundings, and every object around her from a different perspective. An expert in the usage of other mediums of painting, including acrylic, oil painting, watercolor, and oil pastels, she has a knack for inculcating knowledge in kids.

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