Growing up in Bangalore, India, Suchitra Bhosle was exposed to the world
of painting through two artists in her family her father and
grandmother- who helped establish an early appreciation for art. At the
age of nine, Suchitra proved her aptitude for painting by representing
India, and winning a global art competition sponsored by UNESCO.
Through school and college, Suchitra continued to paint and exhibit her
work in Bangalore. Armed with a post-graduate degree in marketing,
Suchitra entered the corporate world for a few years before she moved to
the USA in 2001.
She refocused her energy on
her love for painting and made the most of the expansive learning
opportunities in the USA by studying with artists that have inspired her
and are an integral part of her artwork. This includes Richard Schmid,
Jeremy Lipking, Scott Christensen and Sherrie McGraw. Within two years,
her works were winning awards and soon after, gallery representation.
Her self-assured oil paintings are distinguished by their glowing
palette, exquisite brushwork, and relaxed yet perfectly balanced
The beauty of the female
figure fascinates Suschitra and has been her focus. She strives to
depict the atmosphere of the setting and the mood of the model. She is
aided in this by her study of the technical anatomical underpinnings
that provide the foundation of her paintings and the knowledge of use of
Suchitra has immersed herself
in learning, experimenting, and developing her skills and style by
studying the works that appeal to her, such as John Singer Sargent,
Anders Zorn, Joaquin Sorolla, Nicolai Fechin and Jules Bastien-Lepage.
When she is not painting, Suchitra finds joy in teaching painting and
drawing techniques locally.
The Portrait Society of America, 2010 12th Annual
International Portrait Competition. Certificate of Excellence
Oil painters of America. 2010 National Juried Exhibition finalist
North Valley Art League, 2010 26th Annual Juried National
Show Award of Excellence
Southwest Art Magazine 2009 Top 10 artists to Watch
The Portrait Society of America, 2009 11th Annual
International Portrait competition Certificate of Excellence
Oil Painters of America, 2009 National Juried Exhibition Finalist
North valley Art League, 2009 25th Annual Juried National
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