Laxman Aelay was a much sought after and admired designer and illustrator in the Telegu literary circles; he did his work to earn a living.
Before this he even painted signboards. However, the creative artist in him, compelled him to undergo a regular study of painting.
Hence, he joined the College of Fine Arts at Hyderabad, and after that took up full time free-lance painting. His paintings are nostalgic
depictions of the rural milieu in which he grew up. The lives of people in his poverty stricken village, Kadirenigudem, a hamlet in Nalgonda
district, near Hyderabad, has so far been the source of his inspiration. His paintings are a reflection of life in this village; tall dark men mostly
shepherds, women clad in sarees, engaged in household work, conversing in lanes or carrying floral 'bathukamma'; all different facts of life in his village.
Many artists of Andhra Pradesh have used images of village life, but only some of them like Vaikuntam Thota and Laxma Goud have succeeded in creating really
good works. Laxman is among those few, who has the eye to see the heart to feel the pulse of a village in all moods and also the ability to draw the viewer
into the misticity of his world.