Suchitra Bhosle




Biography

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. Her early influences allowed her to see the world through an artist’s filter beginning at an early age. She was always very perceptive and as a child had the ability to find beauty everywhere around her, even in mundane objects she found in the kitchen, backyard or in a book.  When she wasn’t painting or daydreaming, she was reading art books. Her oil paintings are bursting with life. Colors are bright, figures are proportional, symmetrical and in touch with their surroundings.  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 available 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. Based in Sacramento, California, Suchitra has been represented by galleries in Sacramento and Palo Alto.

Suchitra has immersed herself in learning, experimenting, and developing her skills and style by studying the works of masters 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 beauty of the female figure fascinates Suchitra 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 color. For Suchitra, painting is a spiritual journey, and she paints with love. From memories in the corner of her mind, she chooses the most vivid, the most colorful. Growing up in India gave her the wonderful opportunity to absorb the vastness of landscapes, the richness of color palettes and the spirituality that gives soul to her work. She paints portraits with delicate brush strokes, finding inspiration in impressionism and 20th-century realism. When she’s painting a woman’s body she is honoring the form, the beauty of the curves, she is celebrating the allure. She is always guided by intuition and when she chooses the topic for her work the story unfolds by itself.

 

AWARDS

 

June 2015 – Grand Finalist, 8th Annual RayMar Art Painting Competition 

September 2013 – Juried into top 100 – Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art

July 2013 – Finalist, Annual National Juried Exhibition, American Impressionist Society

June 2013 – Finalist, Annual Fine Art Competition, RayMar Art

January 2010 – Finalist, Annual Fine Art Competition, RayMar Art

April 2010 – Certificate of Excellence, Annual International Portrait Competition, The Portrait Society of America

April 2010 – Certificate of Excellence, Annual International Portrait Competition, The Portrait Society of America

February 2010 – Finalist, Annual National Juried Competition, Oil Painters of America

March 2009 – Certificate of Excellence, Annual International Portrait Competition, The Portrait Society of America

February 2009 – Finalist, Annual National Juried Competition, Oil Painters of America