Srija is crazily in love with financial analysis, passionate about fine arts painting, dedicated wife and a mother of a two year old. Srija is noted for her incredible analytical skills and inborn creative skills.
Raised in the City of Gold - Dubai, Srija Charthamkudath spent her teenage years dancing in the halls of Al Nasar Leisure Land, and anchoring in Asianet Television. Her father Sadanand had been her first inspiration, and laid the stepping stone by taking her to a fine art exhibition of Parameswaran. She was awestruck by the colors and the details. The 15 year old tried to imitate the work, and painted two flying horses, which was later chosen to be exhibited at the New Indian Model School Exhibition, Dubai. Since then, every painting that hung on any walls transformed into her 'Guru'. She can stare into a wall on a busy street for hours, and come home with new ideas and techniques to paint the light! She completely self taught the techniques which she uses today to paint her still life, abstracts, and landscape. Her favorite modern world artists include, Ed Sprafkin, James Sulkowski, Frank Wilson, Bob Ross and Wilson Bickford.
In her early 20s, Srija pursued her bachelors in Finance and Economics, and later went on doing her masters in Finance. During her 5 years in the finance industry, painting became her weekend pass time. Her first sale was in 2006, to an art collector in Burlington, Vermont while she was doing her MBA. She experimented with different styles of painting, and painting techniques. After moving to Vermont, from Missouri, the beauty of the country-side, the solitude of life, and the fire inside echoed into her paintings. A quiet, introspective quality is evident in her still lifes and abstracts. Her work is strongly oriented toward conceptual ideas and incorporates broad interest in philosophy and mythology. She also enjoys painting landscape, still life, plants and animals. Most of her paintings are done on Canvas using Oil or Acrylic.
Srija lives and paints in New Jersey with her husband Abhishek.