I was fortunate to learn painting from a very young age under a very accomplished guru. I began as a realistic painter, over the years became more impressionistic and now find myself moving towards semi abstract work. Hustle bustle of everyday life around me, nature, city life, suburbs, people, seasons, colors and moods are my inspiration. I work primarily in acrylics, watercolors and oils. Using different media in both realistic and abstract paintings has contributed to my style. My work represents many years of studying as well as personal artistic growth.
Today, I offer high quality fine art instruction to adults and children that teaches students how to 'see and read' paintings. The curriculum (designed by me) includes the use of several media - pencil, charcoal, soft pastels, oil pastels, watercolors and acrylics. Adult students and children create paintings in several genres including still-life, flowers, the figure, landscape, portraiture, and cartooning. I teach in group and private lessons. I teach all mediums and all genres of art. Both private tutoring and group teaching in different media add to my studentís painting concepts via selective use of design elements, color and composition.
I also conduct Paint Along Workshops at corporate and public and private venues for adults and children throughout the year. Recent venues include EMC, several public libraries, and private and charity events.
I am an active member of several local art societies and organizations and have participated in many juried, group and solo shows.
Priti Lathia joined Fine Art America on September 11th, 2008.