Description Textural Mixed media painting in Chitra Ramanathan's tradmark style. Based upon which one of the artist's signed 4' X 6' work for permanent display inside the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas was created.Acrylic, oil, sand and other textures on Canvas. Original Sold' Collection, San Francisco California. From Chitra Ramanathan's series on color and textures visualizing emotions.Shcool of Art & Design, University of Illinois NewsAlumniArtist Chitra Ramanathan Receives Las Vegas' Hotel Bellagio Painting CommissionChitra RamanathanAlumni, Painting Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) 1993, M.B.A 1997Following the recent renovation of the Hotel Bellagio, two large paintings by artist Chitra Ramanathan are permanently displayed in the Bellagio. Her paintings exemplify her love of nature as well as the subjectivity of each individual's unique pursuit of happiness. Her painting procedure often entails making mental notes of a scene in nature, including the lighting, colors, and textures. She then uses these impressions in her studio to replicate the subject matter in an abstracted form, using rich physical textures, intense colors, and varied media.A woman artist from India, Chitra Ramanathan is most known for detailed paintings which stem from her childhood in India where she began painting classes from the age of four, and won prizes in art competitions throughout her growing years. Living in coastal areas next to the beach inspired her love of nature. She says she used photography to capture a moment in nature and then replicates the idea in her studio with shimmering earthy colors and alluring textures to portray as joy as a visual entity. Her work has been purchased by corporate, public and private collections around the United States and in Europe, including the MGM Mirage Las Vegas where two of her 4' X 6' paintings have been commissioned for permanent display inside the Conservatory of the Bellagio since 2004.