Ranjini was born in Chennai, India, a place full of rich color and culture, which has always been a big inspiration in all of her work. She moved to US more than a decade ago and lived in Washington State for several years. She recently relocated to California and resides in Santa Clara with her husband.

Her works have 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), 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 and the Southwest arts magazines. In 2009, Southwest Art Magazine named her third out of the top 21 artists world-wide under the age of 31.

Ranjini is a five year merit signature member and the Web Systems Director of the National Colored Pencil Society of America ( She is also a member of Alamo Danville Artist Society.


“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. Light, Color and design excites me and I try to demonstrate how life extends beyond the subject limitations.

My style of work includes traditional still life’s as well as contemporary set-ups. I enjoy working with still-life based on Origami models which I fold myself. My most recent works are series of florals with a touch of humor”.



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