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Rajul Shah
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New blog post is up. An Artist's Reflection
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An Artist's Reflection
When I worked in Corporate America, "emotions" were not something a woman (or even a man) took the work with her.  Emotions had to kept in check, below the surface.  Assuming personal hardships were shared with a colleague - there would be empathy, sometime...
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Painters Playing with Photography
Before I became a painter - my first love was photography.  I was 15 and visiting relatives in India one summer and I had two cousins who were photography hobbyists.  Back then photographers used film and one had to wait for prints to come back before you w...
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Finally - My "Style"
Every successful artist has a "style".  An identity that is communicated through the stroke of the brush, or the way they process their photos.  Ansel Adams was known for his black/white images of Yosemite National Park.  Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh are known a...
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An Artist's Spirit...
I remember Oprah Winfrey (a famous US celebrity, journalist and TV Talk Show personality) doing a segment on her show OPRAH called "Remembering Your Spirit". It was always an inspirational end to her shows with an enlightening reminder to take the time and ...
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The Art of the Japanese Brush II - Kakizome 2017
According to Wikipedia: Kakizome (literally "first writing") is a Japanese term for the first calligraphy written at the beginning of a year, traditionally on January 2. Every year my Japanese painting Senseis (teachers) host an incredible party for all the...
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Hope Springs Eternal! Artistic Resolutions for 2017
Hope Springs Eternal! Artistic Resolutions - 2017 Last year – 2016 – I hadn’t formulated my New Year’s
Resolutions until mid-February.   I was
successful on 1.5 out of 3 of them.   That
I can remember – because I hadn’t written them down last year. This yea...
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The Indian Icon Exhibition...
So!  My exhibition has passed and if I can say - it was a great success!  It is truly inspiring to watch people enjoy your Art.  And a feeling of being utterly grateful that they do is a big part of that inspiration! I was a co-exhibitor with my husband's c...
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"Did you get the Joy Spark?!"
The Joy Spark One of my favorite people and closest friends in Tokyo –
also an artist – often talks of the “Joy Spark”.   Whenever I finish a painting, she asks me,
“Did you get the Joy Spark?”   If my
answer is anything but “YES!” – she says “You are not d...
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