Watercolor, Acrylic, Oil
A resident of Pleasanton, California, Meghana Mitragotri (upcoming website www.daintlymade.com) is a Watercolor Artist that draws inspiration from quaint countryside landscapes, flowers and birds. Lighthouses and windmills are also among her favorite subjects. Her style is often realistic, and sometimes impressionistic. She is not a big fan of symmetry in her compositions, and believes, without it, nature is perfect.
Meghana was born in a family of scientists and grew up in Kalpakkam, a township in southern India. Growing up in a diverse community elevated her creative interests in Art, Languages, Classical Music and Dance. While in grade school, she took art classes and was introduced to media like colored pencils, pastels, watercolors, acrylic, and oils. However, watercolors became Meghana’s choice of medium because of the sheer versatility of water resulting in an array of shades, movement, textures and hues, that bring to life her idea of natural beauty and a level of serenity in a painting.
Meghana started to develop her own techniques over a period and is self-taught. She continues to learn tricks and techniques to include wet-into-wet, negative painting, lights vs. shadows, color theory into her artwork. She loves using a variety of bold and subtle colors alike in her paintings and must have a shade of green in ALL her pieces. She closely follows the work of renowned artists whose art style and compositions have inspired her.
Painting has always been Meghana’s favorite hobby. She has been encouraged by family and close friends to take this hobby a notch up, and this has made her a full-time artist allowing her to become a member of organizations including Pleasanton Art League, Livermore Art Association, and California Watercolor Association.
Along with being a Watercolor Artist, Meghana is also a crafter. She is actively involved with participating in numerous Art & Craft shows and Fine Art events throughout the East Bay year-round. Her artwork has been exhibited in various events at venues including Museum on Main, Harrington Gallery of Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton, and juried shows at Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery, San Ramon.