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All about me...

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Artist Statement

"Painting for me is an unabridged experience of surrendering to the beauty of the universe that translates the manifestation of the Divine Presence."

Short Bio

I'm a self-taught artist who learned from books and Youtube videos.  I use a limited palette of 5 or 6 colors. For paint, I like Holbein, Sennelier or M Graham, and recently White Nights.  For paper I mostly use Arches; other papers that I use eventually are Lanaquarelle and Saunders.  I'm not particularly picky about brushes; however, I own a variety of synthetic rounds and flats, and bristle and hake ones.  I like to find new ways to deposit paint on the paper and create new textures.  

 

I hold B.Sc. in Physics,  M.Sc. in Astrophysics, and  Ph.D. in Physics. I also have a B.A. in Literature.  I lived in France, Italy and Japan, in order to advance my career.  When I finally settled down in USA,  I had professor of physics position at Tuskegee University and, later on, at  San Jose State Univ.  

Believing I would die because of an illness,  I wrote a memoir, finished some fiction short stories and wrote a few children's books.  During the process of illustrating my stories, I started painting watercolors in 2014.  Somehow painting took its own path and, before I noticed, I was showing my work in events, galleries, and competitions.  In 2016, I started to paint professionally, when I was invited to join a gallery.  Everything happened super fast, and I found myself invited to a festival in France in 2019 to where I showed 20 paintings, and an invitation to teach a workshop in Morocco 2021 (TBA in the future).  My work has been shown in the media and my paintings can be found in collections around the world.

I manage(d) my illness dutifully and I went back to work as a physicist.  As I continue to develop as a painter, I also grow as a physicist.  I see no separation or opposition since both research and painting require creativity and determination. I'm also an author of over 80 scientific articles in international indexed peer-reviewed journals in physics, chemistry and engineering.  

I live in New Mexico, USA,  with my husband, children, cats and plants. I'm very blessed to live in borrowed time.  

Feel free to contact me.   I hope you will enjoy my art.  

https://www.facebook.com/ana.sharma.18

https://ello.co/insanefineart

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