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Sudha Soora

Painting for me is like a breath of fresh mountain-air filling my heart with joy and immense peace - Sudha

I have a passion for painting and I am inspired by the beauty of nature from my own backyard to exotic places around the world. Photographs taken by me and my family during our international travels are often subjects of my art.

Originally from Bangalore, India, art was an integral part of my childhood. I always enjoyed creative crafts and spent much of my spare time sketching. After college I explored a variety of fine arts like batik, traditional Indian painting, art on glass, silk, cotton fabric and styrofoam sheets.

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I broadened my art education through a Computer Graphic Design program at the School of Communication Arts in Raleigh. I worked as the Art Director for a magazine, THE ENSIGN which focuses on boating education and safety. Along with computer aided art, I incorporated pen and ink illustrations and watercolor paintings in my work. Currently I am exploring the versatility of acrylic, the transparency of watercolor and the creativity of mixed media.

As an artist, I strive to capture the moments and memories that I have experienced from places surrounding me. I hope to translate these wonders into art and that you too may share the same joy and emotion that have inspired me for many years.

Awards

Branching Out at UNC - ART 55, Cary Senior Center, Third Place Winner 2015

To the Rhythm - Glenaire Retirement Center, People's Choice, Third Place Winner 2014

Spring East to West - Glenaire Retirement Center, People's Choice, Honorable Mention 2014

Costa Rica Breeze - Cary Senior Center, Honorable Mention

Spring East to West - Fine Arts League of Cary Spring Show, People's Choice, First Place

Snack Time - Fine Arts League of Cary, Juried Fine Art Show, Bob Holliday Celebrity Award

Optical Illusion - The News and Observer, Travel Photo Contest, Honorable Mention

Organ Spectra - Carolina Woman Magazine, Annual Photo Contest, Second Place

Juried Shows

Layers of Time - Small Treasures Juried Show, Cary Gallery of Artists 2015

Healthy Snack - Small Treasures Juried Show, Cary Gallery of Artists 2014

Monsoon Break - Small Treasures Juried Show, Cary Gallery of Artists 2012

Guiltfree Cupcakes - Food For Thought, Juried, Visual Art Exchange 2012

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