20140917 111737
20140917 111737


16.00"W x 20.00"H x 0.8"D

$380 (Shipping Included)

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Shreya Soni


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: roots, summer, new, old, public, tree, india, indians, temple, realism, impressionism, expressionism

Media: acrylic, canvas, varnish, paint on canvas

Size: 16"W x 20"H x 0.75"D

Year Created: 2018

Ready to Hang

In the summer of 2012 I worked on woman's health issues in Karnataka, India. I was fortunate to visit Hampi, a city that archeologists are still uncovering. I was stunned by the architecture and detailed engravings telling ancient mythological tales of Ramayana and Mahabharata. In its heyday, Hampi was the capital the Vijayanagra empire.

In the middle-ground of this painting is a woman in a sari sitting next to a man lying on the ground in a kurta pyjama--the traditional garb for men. I loved the transition between old an new in Hampi, watching new tourists stay and make home in this ancient city. Most of all I enjoyed the way Hampi gracefully aged, indicated by this tree taking root on the outskirts of a centuries old temple.

This painting will be shipped framed and ready to hang. It is in a white and bronze frame with a dust cover to protect the back. The painting fits in any standard 16" x 20" open-back frame and it is easy to change the frame for this artwork.
To view more from my series in India, browse my gallery here: www.shreyapaints.com

Shreya Soni is an emerging artist with international roots that can be traced throughout her artwork. Shreya shares her love of her birthplace in India, and experiences around the world including Bahrain, the United States, Nicaragua, South Africa and Mozambique in the stories of her artwork. Shreya won the People's Choice Award from the Fairfax Art League three months in a row in 2014. In 2008, Shreya was a recipient of the Uphoff scholarship for her series on Shakespeare in Washington D.C., as well as winning Scholastic Gold Portfolio Award and a Congressional Medal. Eleven of her paintings are currently on display at Busboys and Poets Shirlington location in Arlington, Virginia. She also has artwork hanging at Sun & Moon Yoga Studio and Old Town Hall Gallery in Fairfax, Virginia and Pinnacle Offices in Bethesda, Maryland. Shreya was president of the Art Student's Society at the University of Virginia, mobilizing the student body for two showcases spanning performance arts and visual arts. Learn more about Shreya on her website shreyapaintsor follow her to see how she grows by clicking like on her page on Facebook: facebook.com/shreyapaints

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