Sripriya Mozumdar, Gurgaon, India Member Since May 2009 Artist Statement A self-taught artist, I set aside a career in marketing communications to pursue my first love – painting. My paintings draw from the infinite beauty of the world around us. Bringing this beauty into our lives and preserving it inspires me to paint. I choose to paint photo-realistic, so that I can remain true to the original beauty of each subject. Photorealism is a journey of exacting standards, where God truly lies in the details. It has taught me to observe rather than merely see; and to truly and deeply appreciate. Oil and charcoal are my chosen media of expression – oil for its richness and charcoal for its spontaneity. The experience of being touched by the beautiful, of appreciating that which makes life worth living – this is my wish and hope for you.