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I believe in always improving myself, and learning from every stage in life and nature. I love incorporating different media into my art, and I especially love Indian folk art, including Madhubani from the Madhubani district, Kalamkari from Andhra Pradesh, and Warli from Maharashtra.
My subject choices are directly influenced by my childhood memories of India. I also choose subjects that are based on my emotions, thoughts, and experiences from day to day life. All in all, my work is a modern adaptation of traditional Indian folk art. I enjoy portraying my subjects with such intricate details that often they are perceived as pen and ink work instead of gouache. Achieving this degree of details requires using an extremely fine point brush, for instance, a 000 brush.
Rinal Parikh's art reflects the heritage and vibrant culture of her native India.
Rinal is a biochemist by profession and an artist by Passion. She draws on a childhood
fascination with color and composition, portraying spontaneity and energy with saturated color in various media.
Her subjects are influenced by life in India, and she studies many different styles of Indian painting that vary from state to state: "Although the art styles are from the same country," she says, "they are very different from each other- I find it intriguing." Rinal's work has appeared in India in group exhibitions and on magazine covers. In the United States, she made her debut with a solo exhibit at The Creative Living Room in Swarthmore in 2009, and since then her work has been featured in many juried exhibits at venues like Demuth Art Museum, Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Festival, Swarthmore Borough Hall, The Plastic Club, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Mainline Art Center, Chester County Art Association, and Art Association of Harrisburg to name
the few. She recently had a solo show celebrating her decade-long “Journey” as an artist at the Community Arts Center in Wallingford, PA. Rinal has won several awards for her work including Loos Award for Works on Paper at The Philadelphia Sketch Club and a first place award for watercolor paintings at the Art Association of Harrisburg. She does artist talks for adults on Indian folk art and her modern take on them. Rinal’s work has been published often in magazines like Philadelphia Stories and Rathalla Review. She teaches children’s and adults’ watercolor classes in Media, PA. Rinal’s artwork is mainly found in private collections in the USA, Canada, Uruguay, and India.
Rinal serves as board member at the Wallingford Community Arts Center, and Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show. She is an Associate at the Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists (MCGOPA).
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