Supriya Kharod

Watercolor artist based in Austin, TX (USA).

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Artist Statement:
I strive to depict the beautiful friendship between Water and Color. My watercolor paintings are visceral and impressionistic expressions of life and nature, inspired by the mid-20th century color field painters and other watercolor titans. After meticulously planning the shapes, values, colors, and composition of a painting, I sit back and allow the pigment to float in the water and settle as it wills. This relinquishing of control creates the beautiful granular result that is unique to the medium of watercolor.







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Artist Statement
I strive to depict the beautiful friendship between Water and Color. My watercolor paintings are visceral and impressionistic expressions of life and nature, inspired by the mid-20th century ‘color field’ painters and other watercolor titans. After meticulously planning shapes, values, colors, and composition in a painting, I sit back and allow the pigment to float in the water and settle as it wills. This final relinquishing of control is what creates the beautiful granular result that is unique to the medium of watercolor.

Through the painting process, I learned to let go of things I could not control in life as well. Although it may sound counterintuitive, the ability to to be able to let go is exactly what allows me to be in better control of myself. So, for me, watercolor is not only about painting; it actually teaches me how to live a powerful and self-confident life.


Bio

Supriya has been painting, exhibiting, and selling her work professionally since 2017. She explores and experiments exclusively in the medium of watercolor—often thought of as the underdog of painting mediums. Her painting themes are derived from her Indian heritage, excursions around the world, and everyday life in the “weird” city of Austin, TX.

Inspired by the color field painters of the mid-20th century, the watercolors of Turner, Sargent, O’Keeffe, Webb, and Reid, and her own graphic design background, Supriya paints in a very visceral style she calls ‘Contemporary-Retro.’ She blends impressionism with large shapes, unusual colors, and a graphic sensibility to create non-traditional watercolor paintings that have a touch of nostalgia and a feel-good vibe.

In 2021, Supriya published her first book Reflections on Art, Life, and Italy, which features her paintings and sketches of Italy, along with reflections on her art process and on life. In addition to her painting, Supriya serves on the City of Sunset Valley’s Arts Commission and is a member of both Waterloo Watercolor Group and Capitol Art Society. Her Austin-themed prints are carried by Prima Dora (S. Congress) and Prima Dora, Georgetown.


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