Pritha Srinivasan – Original Watercolors and Watermedia

Artist Statement:

The object of my watercolor and acrylic art is to allow the viewer a meditative space to linger and lose themselves in the beauty that surrounds us every day.  As an artist I strive for each painting to evoke a powerful emotional response from the viewer  through the use of luminous color.  I paint what inspires, in me, a sense of mystery and awe.  I want to convey that wonder and envelope the viewer in a bit of that very same enchantment. 

My subjects range from portraits that tell a story, to animals, birds, dancers, scenery, cities, and the ocean to name a few.  In short, I paint everything that summons the viewer in for a deeper, intimate look. My artwork examines the dynamism of movement but also captures the radiance and stillness within a moment. 

Artists are storytellers and I hope my artwork reflects my unique narrative through my use of meaningful personal imagery. My paintings are influenced by my cultural heritage, the local landscape, and my travels throughout the world. Poetry and literature are also a constant source of inspiration for me. The mysterious and the familiar are transformed with dreamlike color into something radiant and visionary. When you view my art, you step into that world.

Artist’s Biography:

Pritha Srinivasan is a self taught watercolor and mixed media artist who has been painting and creating art from childhood. As she grew older she chose a professional path as an licensed clinical social worker, giving her an opportunity to use art as a way to heal those that had been through traumatic experiences. Her long standing passion for drawing and painting remained constant, but confined by the limits of her day job. Only after a sudden move to Japan with her husband could she fully embrace and embark upon her own artistic journey, incorporating much of her travels into her artwork. A full time mother now, she currently resides in Maryland and is thankful for the natural beauty surrounding her. On any given day she can be found in her studio painting or planning her next artistic endeavor.

Exhibitions and Awards:

• Winterglow Exhibit, Black Rock Arts Center Nov 2010
• Shades of Spring Exhibit, Black Rock Arts Center April 2011
• Sandy Spring Museum Nov 2011
• Bohrer Park Activity Center group exhibit June 2012
• Winterglow Exhibit, Black Rock Arts Center Nov 2013
• Washington ArtWorks, juried show “Tokens And Sentiments” Feb 2014
• Shades of Spring show, Black Rock Arts April 2014
• Women’s Club of Potomac Art Show June 2014
• Winterglow Exhibit, Black Rock Arts Center Nov 2014
• Kentlands Arts Barn, 4 person Magical Realism Exhibit Nov/Dec 2015
• Artists and Makers, Best of the Art Leagues Juried show June 2016
• BWS Mid Atlantic Juried Watercolor Exhibit, Black Rock Arts Center June 2016
• Kentlands Mansion Juried Exhibit, 1st place, Best Watercolor Award/
• Juror Glen Kessler Jan 2017
• ALOG Shades of Spring Show April 2017
• Kensington Labor Day Art Fair Sept 2017
• Kentlands Arts Barn 15 year anniversary show, Best of Show Sept 2017
• Strathmore Poe and Puck Juried Show Jan 2018
• Kentlands Mansion Juried Exhibit, 3rd Place Watercolor Award
• Featured Art League of Germantown Guest Speaker May 2018
• Montgomery Art Association Creative Expressions Juried Show,
• 2nd Place Award, Juror Lynne Oakes June 2018 Kentlands Arts Barn Natural Wonders Faculty Exhibit August 2018

• 85th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature
• Juried Show, Strathmore Mansion Dec 2018
• Art League of Germantown Kentlands Mansion Juried Exhibit, 3rd Place
• Award, Juror Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro Jan 2019
• Yellow Barn Gallery, 3 Person Surreal Expressions Exhibit May 2019
• 86th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature
Juried Show Dec 2019
• Kentland Mansion Juried Dance Invitational Exhibit Jan 2020
• Rockville Art League Juried Spring Members Show Jul 2020
• MAA Creative Expressions Virtual Juried Exhibit, Honorable Mention
Award, Juror Lee Newman June 2020
• First Annual Women in Watercolor Juried International Competition June 2020
• Baltimore Watercolor Society Mid Atlantic Juried Watercolor Exhibit Aug 2020
• MAA Abstract Virtual Juried Exhibit, Honorable Mention Award
Juror Eric Milliken Nov 2020
• Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio 26th Annual Juried Exhibit Dec 2020
• 87th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature Dec 2020
Juried Show


 Rockville Art League Juried Spring Members Show July 2021
• Windridge Vineyard Juried Summer Show Sept 2021
• Paint the Town Labor Day Show, Third Place Award, Sept 2021
• Portrait Category, Juror Joey P. Manlapaz
Strathmore Touch Juried Show Oct 2021
• 88th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature Dec 2021
Juried Show
• Invitational Group Show, Mysterious Delights, Nov/Dec
Kentlands Arts Barn Gallery 2021
• RAL Spring Juried Exhibit Dec 2021
• Windridge Vineyard Juried Spring Show May 2022
• Rockville Art League Sunflower Juried Exhibit August 2022
• Girls Who Paint, HER Story Juried Show Oct/Nov 2022
• 89th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature Dec 2022
• Potomac Valley Watercolor Society St. Andrews Show, Honorable
Mention, Juror Jennifer Kahn Barlow Nov 2022
• Girls Who Paint Juried Small Works Show Dec 2022-Jan 2023
• Shop Made in DC 10×10 Juried Show Jan/Feb 2023
• Shop Made in DC SHE DC 2023 Juried Show
• Martha Spak Gallery, Art in Bloom Juried Show March/April 2023

  •  Women’s Club of Chevy Chase Art Show March 2023, First Place in Watercolors, and Honorable Mention in Small Works, Juror Lisa Denison
  •  Yellow Barn Drawing and Watermedia Show July 2023, Second Place Watercolors, Juror Penny Mause
  •  Potomac Valley Watercolorists St. Andrew’s Watercolor Show, Nov 2023, Honorable Mention, Juror Joey Manlapaz
  •  Chroma Connections Group Show, Chesapeake Framing Company, Sept-Oct 2023
  •  90th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature Dec 2023
  •  Strathmore 32nd Annual Juried Show, “Prism", Feb-March 2024
  •  MAA Goldman Gallery Invitational, Juror Carol Lee Thompson, Celebrating Women in Art, Feb-March 2024


University of Michigan, Masters in Social Work, LCSW-C
Member of Gaithersburg Artist Collective, juried artist group
Baltimore Watercolor Association Signature Member, Potomac Valley Watercolorists Signature Member

Signature Member of Miniature Painters Sculptors and Gravers Society, Member of Rockville Art League, Montgomery Arts Association, Art League of Germantown

Faculty at Arts Barn of Gaithersburg 2016-2017