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Suhita says: My body of work varies widely in subject, but it all ties back to a single, underlying aim: to view and to capture the world around me as a traveler would; to see both the everyday and the exotic with wonder; and to look deeply at both the old and the new. So whether I'm capturing a row of bikes parked outside a movie theater, or a cacophony of colorful fish at the aquarium, I try to get right to the heart of the moment, and to quickly, almost calligraphy-like, capture its essence.

I work quickly, and I work everywhere. My whole studio setup is always on my shoulder: my bag with a couple of sketchbooks, pen and ink, a tiny watercolor kit and some brushes. Some of my works take just a few minutes to create, others a couple of hours, but never longer. I work almost exclusively on location because I believe it brings an immediacy to my work. I like my work to be accessible and not too precious, something almost anyone can relate to. I also like the fact that my medium challenges the notion that a sketchbook is just a repository of ideas that go on to become artworks: in my world,
watercolor, pen and ink and colored pencils
Suhita Shirodkar
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8 x 10

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Cassie, UncommonGoods

June 11, 2013 04:08:42 PM

Suhita captures the world "as a traveler would" and part of this means working quickly and with only the bare essentials when it comes to supplies. Take a look at the product story to learn more about Suhita's process, then let us know what you think of these colorful fish.

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June 12, 2013 11:32:07 AM

Love the color and movement of this piece!

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June 12, 2013 11:42:07 AM

Beautiful! So much movement!

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June 12, 2013 12:10:44 PM

Suhita's work is lovely! This is a piece I could gaze at for hours. I really like the pleasing composition and colorful details!

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June 12, 2013 12:14:33 PM

Beautiful Water color! Hope you win - hugs!

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June 12, 2013 12:15:13 PM

I love this painting!

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June 12, 2013 12:19:44 PM

Love the colors

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June 12, 2013 12:21:06 PM

Beautiful work!

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June 12, 2013 12:37:10 PM


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June 12, 2013 01:28:43 PM

Love the colors!

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June 12, 2013 02:40:21 PM

beautiful work

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June 12, 2013 04:01:12 PM


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June 12, 2013 05:25:11 PM

Love you work Suhita - ever since I saw you in action at the SF Zoo :D

thanks for commenting