Ranjini venkatachari, cpsa, cpx ~ Fine Art in Colored Pencil
Ranjini is a fine artist working primarily in the medium of colored pencils for more than 18 years and draws inspiration from her rich cultural heritage. She has completed her Still-life Atelier Training at Gage Academy of Art in WA and works out of her home studio in San Ramon, CA. She also teaches colored pencil classes locally and all across the US.
Ranjini is a five-year merit signature and a Lifetime member of the Colored Pencil Society of America (www.cpsa.org). Ranjini is the brand ambassador and featured artist for Koh-I-Noor USA colored pencils. She also is a juried member of International guild of Realism, American Women Artists and NAWA (National Association of Women Artists).
Ranjini is part of the San Ramon City Arts Commission as an alternate and runs three schools in the tri-valley where she enjoys educating young minds with various art forms. She is also the Secretary of the DAC (Dublin Arts Collective).
Her colored pencil art has been juried into several National and International shows across the US & UK, like the Salmagundi Annual non-member exhibition, Leading masters of Contemporary Realism (International guild of Realism), California State Fair, Women Painters of Washington and Colored Pencil Society of America’s International shows and UK color pencil society international show. Ranjini’s works have also been published in the Strokes of Genius 4&5, American Artist, International Artist, American Art Collector, Southwest arts magazine, Ann Kullberg’s COLOR Magazine & Art Guide Northwest.
“Inspired by the finer nuances of simple everyday subjects, I embody my work with a variety of moods by using expressive color and dramatic lighting. Although I prefer to work in a realistic style, I like my art to be a passionate interpretation, rather than a replication of what I see. My drawings are thoughtfully composed, and I love telling stories through them. Although I work on a variety of subject matter, I enjoy working on the Still-life genre the most using Origami models and reflective surfaces in trompe-l'œil style.