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

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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

Silent Auction CPSA

Summer has started and I have been crazy busy with a lot of stuff. I have some big news coming up soon!
Every year Colored Pencil Society of America has it’s Annual Convention where they invite 30 + artists to donate their work for Silent Auction called “Small Works of Great Magnitude” .  The convention is happening this year at Daytona Florida for more information visit – www.cpsa.org/.

I was very glad to to be invited this year also to be part of this wonderful Exhibit. I decided to try a new surface and used the Canson Touch paper for this one. It’s very similar to the colorfix and I really liked it. This piece was created a bit differently, I used all CP’s and blended it using the heat gun and added Neocolor II on top as a final layer. It went on really fast ! So I might adapt to this method soon.

Paper to Petal- 8×10

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Explore This!10

I was thrilled to learn that my piece  “Hot-Spots” has been juried into Explore this!10 International mixed media Juried show by Color Pencil Society of America (CPSA). The show goes live on Feb 1,2014 and will be available online for a year. Congrats to all the accepted artists.

This year is my third acceptance which means I get my CPX signature this year!!!

Hotspots 18x24 on pastelbord

Hotspots 18×24 on pastelbord

Gallery Opening!

I would like to welcome everyone to my feature artist opening at Cole Gallery in Edmonds, WA on thursday November 21st from 5-8pm. I have a eleven works being shown at this beautiful space. I am really excited and looking forward to it! The show runs till the end of this month, so if you are in the area kindly stop by.

Address: Cole gallery , 107 5th Ave S
Edmonds, WA 98020
(425) 697-2787

Hours:
10 – 6 Monday through Saturday
12 – 5 Sunday
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