Artist's statement -

I paint because I am fascinated by the surprising elegance of simple things around me - the light reflected in glass, the flowing curves of a stem, the wrinkles in tree bark, reflections dancing on water or the sunlight linking the ridge of a mountain range. I have a wonderful time picking out the most appealing element of my subject matter and enhancing it in paint.

I have painted all my life and have a degree in Applied Art from Sophia Polytechnic in Bombay, India. I also have a BA from the University of Bombay. My affiliation with several art groups has provided me the opportunity to paint with nationally recognized instructors like John Salminen, Pat Dews, Skip Lawrance, Don Andrews, Donna Zagotta and Jane Hofstetter.

I show my paintings with The Fine Arts League of Cupertino (www.falc.org) and the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society (www.scvws.org) at various venues throughout the year. .

nina.uppaluru@gmail.com
408-257-1315
 
Awards
  2013 Juried into the California Statewide Competition at the Triton Museum image
  2012 First Place at the FALC Autumn Fest Juried Show Image
  2011 Honorable Mention - Statewide Painting Competition/Exhibition at the Triton Museum, Santa Clara Image
  2011 First Place - Watermedia - FALC Autumn Fest Juried Show Image
  2011 Second Place - Acrylics & Oils - FALC Autumn Fest Juried Show Image
  2011 Honorable Mention - FALC Autumn Fest Juried Show Image
  2011 The Burning Oaks Award - International Society of Acrylic Painters Image
2010 Second Place - Oils & Acrylics - FALC Fall Festival Show Image
2009 Third Place Watermedia - Los Gatos Art Association Juried Show Image
2009 Third Place Oils / Acrylics - Fine Arts League of Cupertino Juried Show Image
2008 First Place - Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society Annual Show, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA Image
2008 Third Place Watermedia - Fine Arts League of Cupertino / Earth Expressions Show Image
2008 Creative Catalyst Award - Fine Arts League of Cupertino / Earth Expressions Show Image
2007 Merit Award - Alliance of Visual Artists / Triton Musum of Art, Santa Clara, CA Image
2007 Nina's painting was juried-in to the California Statewide Watercolor Competition at the Triton Museum Image
2006 Best of Show - Fine Arts League of Cupertino / Fall Fest Juried Show Image
2005 Popular Vote Award - Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society Annual Show Image
2004 Accent Arts Award - Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society Annual Show Image