California State Fair

My piece “Giant Reflections” has been juried into the California State Fair fine art exhibit. It’s one of the only four colored pencil pieces in the show. This visual arts exhibition is recognized as one of the Golden State’s largest and most prestigious juried art shows.The show opens July 10th @ Sacramento – http://www.castatefair.org/fineart/

This piece was also chosen in the Fav 15% for April in ‪#‎Faso‬ ‪#‎boldbrush‬competition – http://faso.com/boldbrush/fav15/163.

Giant reflections

Also, earlier this month I had a wonderful time at the Black Hawk, Gallery in Danville with the opening of Rhapsody Exhibit.

blackhawk

New Floral work

It’s spring and I really miss visiting the Tulip festival back in Washington. I used to go there every year and always enjoyed looking at the beautiful bed of tulips. Hopefully I will get to go there next year.

I actually started this piece on the Canson Mi-tientes Touch paper and I had a very difficult time working on that support. It did not do well with wet media plus I could not add a lot  of layers of  colored pencils. So I went back to my favorite support, the  Ampersand pastelbord.

I decided to give a humorous twist to this piece , here’s “Relationship Anxiety” – 12 x 16 neocolors and colored pencils on grey pastelbord.

.Relationship Anxiety

 

Giant Reflections

I have been working on this piece for a couple of months and finally I completed this today right in time to submit for the CPSA  International show. I thoroughly enjoyed working on this piece, which is part of my Origami Series of Still-life. The batik fabric is from India and so are the marble elephants. After doing a lot of cranes in my previous Origami works, it was refreshing model an elephant and include that in my still-life.

Elephants are one of my most favorite animals, they are one of the strongest animals in the planet yet very lovable and gentle by nature. Elephants are also considered as a power symbol of commitment, royalty & strength.

Giant Reflections, 12 x 26,  100%colored pencils on grey ampersand pastelbordGiant reflections

Roby King Galleries Invitational Show

I am really glad to be part of the DRAWING Exhibition, an invitational show by Roby King Galleries in Bainbridge island, WA.  This show is part of their 25th anniversary and I am incredibly happy that they chose to have my work as part of their celebration. I will have two of my Origami pieces as part of this beautiful show.

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11x14 on pastelbord

11×14 on pastelbord

The show dates are  March 6-28, 2015. Opening reception is on March 6 from 6-8pm. 

 

Explore this! 11 International Juried show

The Explore this! 11 juried show is online! I am really glad to be part of this wonderful show. Congrats to all the artists and award winners.

” Each year CPSA ( Colored Pencil Society of America ) sponsors an exciting and innovative exhibition called “Explore This!” on its website every year. Artwork must be predominantly colored pencil and must include some element or technique that is unacceptable for the International Exhibition. This permits artists to experiment with various mediums and surfaces as well as three-dimensional, collage and relief artworks. ”

Click here to view the show – http://www.cpsa.org/view-explore-this-11

Juried into ET! 11 International Show

I am really glad to announce that my drawing Metamorphosis, has been juried into ET! 11 International show by CPSA. Congratulations to all the artists who got juried into the show. Here’s the list – http://cpsa.org/explore-this-11-accepted-artworks . The show goes live on Feb 1st.

Metamorphosis – 16×20 , Neocolor II and CP on Pastelbord

Back after a break

Hello everyone! I know I haven’t posted in several months. Life has been very busy offlate with my new business of starting the school and family visits. I hardly got to work with my color pencil this year but I have a pretty good reason to get back to my drawing board again. I am really delighted to let you all know that I will be having a Solo show as Lindsay Drikx brown Gallery in San Ramon next fall. I need to get several pieces ready for that show and I hoping to be more productive in the coming year! Wish me luck :-)

I was able to finish my demo piece which I started several months ago, here’s Sweet Embrace – 6×12 Neos and Color pencils on board.

Sweetembrace