Artist Statement

“My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature.”

-Claude Monet


As an interdisciplinary immigrant artist, my goal is to capture the essence of the natural world and create a visual experience for the viewer that sparks emotion. My art process begins with observing through my camera lens, looking beyond the obvious engagement of the subject, and weaving a visual story with acrylics and sometimes mixed media. Using intuition and feeling I approach a blank canvas to tell a story. I use knives, brushes, and a thick layering of color to build textures. Once a few layers are applied, I begin working on the overall composition of the image. At this point, I start to fine-tune the objective of the artwork. The specific details start appearing through symbols, colors, patterns, and abstraction. My artistic journey is deeply connected to my existence: to see, breathe, feel and respond to everything happening around me. My work displays a strong sense of artistry and forward-thinking that is consistent across all my creations.


murali-pratima-nightsky-acrylics.JPG
 

Portfolio

GXXBE4406.JPG
flower2.jpg
fury.jpg
hues1.jpg
the night sky.JPG
spring_modified.jpg
peacock_butterfly.jpg
zebra1_edited.jpg
peacock2_edited.jpg
fish_modified_edited.jpg
fish_turtle2.jpg
fish1.jpg
fish mandala_modified.jpg
fall.jpg
ballad.jpg
balloons1.jpg
balloons2.jpg
arch_modified.jpg
pencil_frog_9x12inches.jpg
pencil_fox_9x12inches.jpg
pencil_bird_9x12inches.jpg
IMG_4036.JPG
portrait3.jpg
IMG_9574.JPG
dog.jpg
chimp_24x36inches_acrylics.jpg
IMG_9039.JPG
amazon.jpg